uriah the hittite

Uriah

[yoo-rahy-uh]
noun
1.
Also, Douay Bible, Urias [yoo-rahy-uhs] . Also called Uriah the Hittite. the husband of Bathsheba, and an officer in David's army. II Sam. 11.
2.
a male given name: from a hebrew word meaning “God is light.”
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Uriah (jʊˈraɪə)
 
n
Old Testament a Hittite officer, who was killed in battle on instructions from David so that he could marry Uriah's wife Bathsheba (II Samuel 11)

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Uriah
masc. proper name, in O.T., the Hittite husband of Bathsheba; of non-Hebrew (possibly Horite) origin, but explained by folk etymology as Heb. Uriyyah, lit. "flame of the Lord." Uriah Heep, character from Dickens' "David Copperfield" (1850) sometimes is invoked as the type of a hypocritically humble person.
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Uriah definition


the Lord is my light. (1.) A Hittite, the husband of Bathsheba, whom David first seduced, and then after Uriah's death married. He was one of the band of David's "mighty men." The sad story of the curel wrongs inflicted upon him by David and of his mournful death are simply told in the sacred record (2 Sam. 11:2-12:26). (See BATHSHEBA ØT0000474; DAVID.) (2.) A priest of the house of Ahaz (Isa. 8:2). (3.) The father of Meremoth, mentioned in Ezra 8:33.

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