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[bath-shee-buh, bath-shuh-] /bæθˈʃi bə, ˈbæθ ʃə-/
the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. II Sam. 11, 12.
a female given name: from a Hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”. Unabridged
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/bæθˈʃiːbə; ˈbæθʃɪbə/
(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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Word Origin and History for Bathsheba

Biblical wife of King David, mother of Solomon, from Hebrew Bathshebha, literally "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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