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Bathsheba
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bathsheba, Daughter of Ammiel
Bathsheba, Daughter of Eliam (בַּת־שֶׁבַע‎, bath-sheva'; “daughter of the oath/abundance/seven”). Woman with whom King David committed adultery. Wife of Uriah the Hittite, whom David had killed. Later wife of David and mother of King Solomon (2 Sam 11–12). In 1 Chr 3:5 she is called Bathshua and her father
Bathshua, Daughter of Shua
Bathshua, Daughter of Shua (בַּת־שׁוּעַ‎, bath-shua'). The Canaanite wife of Judah and mother of Er, Onan, and Shelah (1 Chr 2:3; see also Gen 38:2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bathsheba (Person)
BATHSHEBA (PERSON) [Heb bat-šebaʿ (בַּת־שֶׁבַע)]. The daughter of Eliam and wife of Uriah the Hittite (2 Sam 11:3), who became one of David’s wives (2 Sam 11:27) and mother of his son and heir, Solomon (2 Sam 12:24–25). The name may mean “daughter of abundance” (IDB 1:366). The story of David’s adulterous
Bathshua (Person)
BATHSHUA (PERSON) [Heb bat-šûaʿ (בַּת־שׁוּעַ)]. The name of two women in the OT.1. The Canaanite wife of Jacob’s fourth son, Judah, and the mother of his sons Er, Onan, and Shelah (1 Chr 2:3). In Hebrew, Bathshua literally means “daughter of Shua.” Hence, Bathshua may not be a proper name, but rather
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bathsheba
Bathsheba. Uriah’s wife, with whom David committed adultery and whom he later married. Bathsheba, also spelled Bath-shua (1 Chr 3:5), was the daughter of Ammiel or Eliam (2 Sm 11:3) and possibly the granddaughter of Ahithophel, the king’s adviser (2 Sm 15:12; 23:34). Her Hittite husband was one of David’s
Bath-shua
Bath-shua. 1. Canaanite wife of Judah who bore him three sons: Er, Onan, and Shelah (Gn 38:2–5, kjv Shuah; 1 Chr 2:3, Shua).2. Alternate spelling of Bathsheba in 1 Chronicles 3:5.See Bathsheba.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bathsheba
Bathsheba bath-shēʹbə [Heb. baṯ-šeḇa’]. The daughter of Eliam (2 S. 11:3) or Ammiel (both names have the same meaning), also called Bathshua (1 Ch. 3:5). She was the beautiful wife of Uriah the Hittite, who because of her beauty was forced by King David to commit adultery (2 S. 11:2ff). When David
Bath-Shua
Bath-Shua bath-shoo̅ʹə [Heb. baṯ-šûa‘—‘daughter of opulence’ or ‘daughter of Shua’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bathsheba
BATHSHEBA Uriah’s wife, with whom David committed adultery and whom he later married. Bathsheba, also spelled Bathshua (1 Chr 3:5), was the daughter of Ammiel or Eliam (2 Sm 11:3) and possibly the granddaughter of Ahithophel, the king’s adviser (2 Sm 15:12; 23:34). Her Hittite husband was one of David’s
Bathshua
BATHSHUA1. Canaanite wife of Judah who bore him three sons: Er, Onan, and Shelah (Gn 38:2–5; 1 Chr 2:3).2. Alternate spelling of Bathsheba in 1 Chronicles 3:5. See Bathsheba.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bathsheba
Bathsheba (bath-shee´buh), the daughter of Eliam, the son of Ahitophel, one of David’s advisers (2 Sam. 11:3; 23:34). The wife of Uriah the Hittite, she was coveted, summoned, and impregnated by David while her husband was with Joab, fighting against the Ammonites at Rabbath, east of the Jordan (11:1–5).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bathsheba
BATHSHEBA. The daughter of Eliam (2 Sam 11:3) and granddaughter of Ahithophel the Gilonite (2 Sam 23:34), the trusted friend and counselor of David who later betrayed him. She was married to Uriah the Hittite, one of the many foreign mercenaries attracted to the court of David. In the absence of Uriah
Bath-Shua
BATH-SHUA. An alternate form of Bathsheba (q.v.), mother of Solomon (cf. (1 Chr 3:5; 2 Sam 12:24).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bathsheba
BATHSHEBA (called, in 1 Ch. 3:5, ‘Bathshua, daughter of Ammiel’). She was the daughter of Eliam (2 Sa. 11:3), and, if he is the ‘mighty man’ of 2 Sa. 23:34, granddaughter of Ahithophel. David took her while her husband, Uriah the Hittite, was in command of the army which was besieging Rabbah, the Ammonite
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bathsheba
Bathsheba (Heb. baṯ-šeḇaʿ) (also BATH-SHUA)Initially the wife of Uriah the Hittite (2 Sam. 11:3), one of David’s elite warriors (23:39). The story of David and Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11:1–12:25) begins with Uriah in the field while David remains in Jerusalem. Spying Bathsheba from his roof, David has
Bath-Shua
Bath-Shua (Heb. baṯ-šûaʿ)1. The Canaanite wife of Judah and the mother of his sons Er, Onan, and Shelah (1 Chr. 2:3). Her designation as the “daughter of Shua” (Gen. 38:2) suggests that “Bath-shua” does not represent a proper name.2. An alternate form of Bathsheba, the daughter of Ammiel, wife of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bathshebha
Bathshebha [băth shēˊbə] (Heb. baṯ-šeḇa˒; “daughter of abundance”). The daughter of either Eliam (2 Sam. 11:3) or Ammiel (1 Chr. 3:5; here named Bath-shua; cf. NIV mg.) and granddaughter of Ahithophel (2 Sam. 23:34) the counselor of David and Absalom. David fell in love with her, and upon
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bathsheba
BATHSHEBA (Hebrew, “daughter of seven” or “daughter of an oath”) The daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite (2 Sam 11:3); one of David’s wives (2 Sam 11:27); and the mother of Solomon (2 Sam 12:24). (The name appears as “Bath-shua” in 1 Chr 3:5.)David fell in love with Bathsheba when he
Bath-Shua
BATH-SHUA (Hebrew, “daughter of Shua”) The Canaanite wife of Judah, Jacob’s fourth son (1 Chr 2:3; cf. Gen 38:2). She was the mother of Er, Onan, and Shelah. Bath-shua is also an alternate name of Bathsheba.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bath-sheba
Bath´-sheba, or Bath-she´ba (daughter of the oath), 2 Sam. 11:3, etc., also called Bath-shua in 1 Chron. 3:5, the daughter of Eliam, 2 Sam. 11:3, or Ammiel, 1 Chron. 3:5, the son of Ahithophel, 2 Sam. 23:34, and wife of Uriah the Hittite. (b.c. 1035.) The child which was the fruit of her adulterous intercourse
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