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Bath-sheba

Bath-sheba

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 2 Samuel 11:5 ; Psalms 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 1 Kings 1:16-21 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bath-sheba". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

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.