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The wife of Uriah, and probably granddaughter of Atithophel which see. David first committed adultery with her, then caused her husband to be slain, and afterwards took her to wife. These sins displeased Jehovah, who sent the prophet Nathan to David, with the parable of the ewe lamb, 2 Samuel 12:1. David bitterly repented, but was yet punished, 2 Samuel 11:12. Bath-sheba was the mother of Solomon, whose succession to the throne she took pains to secure, 1 Kings 1:15. She is afterwards mentioned in the history of Adonijah, 1 Kings 2:13, in the title of Psalm 51:1, and among the ancestors of Christ, Matthew 1:6.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Daughter of the oath, or of seven, called also Bath-shu'a (1 Chronicles 3:5), was the daughter of Eliam (2 Samuel 11:3) or Ammiel (1 Chronicles 3:5), and wife of Uriah the Hittite. David committed adultery with her (2 Samuel 11:4, 5; Psalm 51:1). The child born in adultery died (2 Samuel 12:15-19). After her husband was slain (11:15) she was married to David (11:27), and became the mother of Solomon (12:24; 1 Kings 1:11; 2:13). She took a prominent part in securing the succession of Solomon to the throne (1 Kings 1:11, 16-21).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bath-she'-ba, bath'-she-ba (bath-shebha`, "the seventh daughter," or "the daughter of an oath," also called Bathshua bath-shua`, "the daughter of opulence" (1 Chronicles 3:5); the Septuagint however reads Bersabee everywhere; compare BATHSHUA; HPN, 65, 67, 77, 206 for Bath-sheba, and 67, 69, note 3, for Bathshua): Bath-sheba was the daughter of Eliam (2 Samuel 11:3) or Ammiel (1 Chronicles 3:5); both names have the same meaning. She was the beautiful wife of Uriah the Hittite, and because of her beauty was forced by David to commit adultery (2 Samuel 11:2 Psalm 51). Her husband Uriah was treacherously killed by the order of David (2 Samuel 11:6). After the death of her husband David made her his wife and she lived with him in the palace (2 Samuel 11:27). Four sons sprang from this marriage (2 Samuel 5:14 1 Chronicles 3:5), after the first child, the adulterine, had died (2 Samuel 12:14). With the help of the prophet Nathan she renders futile the usurpation of Adonijah and craftily secures the throne for her son Solomon (1 Kings 1:11). Later Adonijah succeeds in deceiving Bath-sheba, but his plan is frustrated by the king (1 Kings 2:13). According to Jewish tradition, Proverbs 31 is written by Solomon in memory of his mother. In the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 16) Bath-sheba is mentioned as the former wife of Uriah and the mother of Solomon by David.


A. L. Breslich

3774. Ourias -- Uriah, a Hittite
... of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Ourias Phonetic Spelling: (oo-ree'-as)
Short Definition: Uriah Definition: Uriah, husband of Bathsheba the mother ...
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4672. Solomon -- Solomon, a son of David and king of Isr.
... Masculine Transliteration: Solomon Phonetic Spelling: (sol-om-one') Short Definition:
Solomon Definition: Solomon, son of David King of Israel, and Bathsheba. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1339. Bath-sheba -- perhaps "daughter of oath," the mother of ...
... Word Origin from bath and perhaps shaba Definition perhaps "daughter of oath," the
mother of Solomon NASB Word Usage Bathsheba (10). Bath- sheba. ...
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1340. Bath-shua -- perhaps "daughter of opulence," an Israelite ...
... Bath-shua. From bath and showa'; daughter of wealth; Bath-shua, the same as
Bath-Sheba' -- Bath-shua. see HEBREW bath. see HEBREW showa'. see HEBREW Bath-Sheba' ...
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How David Fell in Love with Bathsheba, and Slew Her Husband Uriah ...
... From The Death Of Saul To The Death Of David. CHAPTER 7. How David Fell In Love
With Bathsheba, And Slew Her Husband Uriah, For Which He Is Reproved By Nathan. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how david fell.htm

How Solomon Became the Ruler of Israel
... Then Nathan said to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, "Have you not heard that
Adonijah has been made ruler without David our lord knowing it? ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how solomon became the ruler.htm

David Appointing Solomon
... Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the ... alarmed
at the prospect of such a successor, had arranged with Bathsheba that she ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/david appointing solomon.htm

That David Made Great Preparations for the House of God; and That ...
... This matter was told by Nathan the prophet to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, that
Adonijah was king, and that David knew nothing of it; and he advised her to ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 that david made.htm

David's Sin.
... David. After her mourning was ended, Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, became
the wife of David, but the Lord was displeased with David. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxiv davids sin.htm

How Solomon, when He had Received the Kingdom Took Off His
... 2. But Adonijah, who, while his father was living, attempted to gain possession
of the government, came to the king's mother Bathsheba, and saluted her with ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how solomon when.htm

A Rich Man who was a Thief
... And David sent to ask about the woman; and some one said, "Is not this Bathsheba,
the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" Then David sent messengers to bring her; and ...
// childrens bible/a rich man who was.htm

David's Cry for Pardon
... hath made to pass from thee the iniquity of thy sin.' Immediately, as would appear
from the narrative, that very same day, the child of Bathsheba and David was ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/davids cry for pardon.htm

The Reign of David.
... These sins reached a climax in his trespass with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah. ... in
the following incidents: (1) The death of his child born to Bath-sheba. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xi the reign of.htm

... from his father we may assume that Adonijah inherited a tendency to ambition and
self-conceit such as Absalom inherited from the union of David with Bathsheba. ...
/.../ of the bible some lesser-known/adonijah.htm

Bathsheba (14 Occurrences)
... In the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 16) Bath-sheba is mentioned as the former wife
of Uriah and the mother of Solomon by David. ...Bathsheba (14 Occurrences). ...
/b/bathsheba.htm - 14k

Bath-sheba (12 Occurrences)
Bath-sheba. Bathsheba, Bath-sheba. Bathshe'ba . Easton's Bible Dictionary ... (BBE
DBY WBS YLT). Bathsheba, Bath-sheba. Bathshe'ba . Reference Bible.
/b/bath-sheba.htm - 13k

Bathshe'ba (10 Occurrences)
Bathshe'ba. Bath-sheba, Bathshe'ba. Bathshua . ... And one said: 'Is not this
Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?' (See RSV). ...
/b/bathshe'ba.htm - 9k

Ahithophel (17 Occurrences)
... is assumed that this is the same Eliam who was father to Bath-sheba (2 Samuel 11 ...
the daughter of Ammiel." Bathshua may easily be a variant of Bathsheba, and the ...
/a/ahithophel.htm - 16k

Uriah (33 Occurrences)
... (see BATHSHEBA; DAVID ... had become a worshipper of Yahweh (judging from the usual
interpretations of his name) and had married a Hebrew wife, BATH-SHEBA (which see ...
/u/uriah.htm - 22k

Eliam (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary God's people. (1.) The father of Bathsheba, the wife of
Uriah (2 Samuel 11:3). In 1 Chronicles 3:5 his name is Ammiel. ...
/e/eliam.htm - 7k

Abishag (5 Occurrences)
... 15). After David's death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon's mother,
to entreat the king to permit him to marry Abishag. Solomon ...
/a/abishag.htm - 10k

Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 1:11 Then Nathan spoke unto Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, saying: 'Hast
thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our ...
/a/adoni'jah.htm - 13k

Adonijah (28 Occurrences)
... king. But Nathan and Bathsheba induced David to give orders that Solomon
should at once be proclaimed and admitted to the throne. ...
/a/adonijah.htm - 22k

Nathan (42 Occurrences)
... David made for the building of the temple (2 Samuel 7:2, 3, 17), and next appears
as the reprover of David on account of his sin with Bathsheba (12:1-14). ...
/n/nathan.htm - 29k

Bible Concordance
Bath-sheba (12 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 11:3 And David send and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

2 Samuel 12:24 And David comforted Bath-sheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon. And Jehovah loved him;

1 Kings 1:11 Then Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?

1 Kings 1:15 And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering unto the king.

1 Kings 1:16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

1 Kings 1:28 Then king David answered and said, Call to me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.

1 Kings 1:31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

1 Kings 2:13 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.

1 Kings 2:18 And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

1 Kings 2:19 Bath-sheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a throne to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.

1 Chronicles 3:5 And these were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon -- four, of Bath-Sheba daughter of Ammiel:

Psalms 51:1 <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David. When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.> Have pity on me, O God, in your mercy; out of a full heart, take away my sin.



Bath-Sheba (Bathsheba): Adultery of

Bath-Sheba (Bathsheba): Called Bath-Shua

Bath-Sheba (Bathsheba): Solomon's Mother

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