Bathsheba

Bathsheba

[bath-shee-buh, bath-shuh-]
noun
1.
the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. II Sam. 11, 12.
2.
a female given name: from a hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”
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Bathsheba (bæθˈʃiːbə, ˈbæθʃɪbə)
 
n
Old Testament the wife of Uriah, who committed adultery with David and later married him and became the mother of his son Solomon (II Samuel 11--12)

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Bathsheba
Biblical wife of King David, mother of Solomon, from Heb. Bathshebha, lit. "daughter of the oath," from bath "daughter."
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Bathsheba [(bath-shee-buh)]

A beautiful woman who attracted King David. To marry her, he sent her husband Uriah to his death in battle. Solomon was her second son by David.

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