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Bath-sheba,

Bath-sheba, or Bath-sheba

(daughter of the oath ), ( 2 Samuel 11:3 ) etc., also called Bath-shua in ( 1 Chronicles 3:5 ) the daughter of Eliam, ( 2 Samuel 11:3 ) or Ammiel, ( 1 Chronicles 3:5 ) the son of Ahithophel, ( 2 Samuel 23:34 ) and wife of Uriah the Hittite. (B.C. 1035.) The child which was the fruit of her adulterous intercourse with David died; but after marriage she became the mother of four sons, Solomon, ( Matthew 1:6 ) Shimea, Shobab and Nathan. When Adonijah attempted to set aside the succession promised to Solomon, Bath-sheba informed the king of the conspiracy. ( 1 Kings 1:11 1 Kings 1:15 1 Kings 1:23 ) After the accession of Solomon, she, as queen-mother, requested permission of her son for Adonijah to take in marriage Abishag the Shunammite. ( 1 Kings 2:21-25 )


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bathsheba, or Bathsheba'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.