Uriah the Witness
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Husband of Bathsheba; killed at David’s instigation.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
URIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾûrı̂yâ (אוּרִיָּה), ʾûrı̂yāhû (אוּרִיָּהוּ)]. The name ʾryw occurs in the Sameria ostraca (TSSI 1: 10no. 50:2). The variant ʾwryw occurs in seals (Vattioni 1969: 378no. 184; cf. Puech 1980: 119n. 5), and another variant, ʾryhw is found in the 8th century b.c. Khirbet el-Qom
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Uriah. 1. Hittite who joined the people of Israel, became a leader in David’s army, and was listed among the king’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:39; 1 Chr 11:41). Uriah’s wife was Bathsheba, whom David coveted and with whom he committed adultery while Uriah was fighting the Ammonites. Upon learning that she was
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. A Hittite officer in David’s army, whose death David arranged so that he might secure Uriah’s wife Bathsheba as his own (2 S. 11). Uriah was apparently a local Hittite, i.e., one of the “sons of Heth” (Gen. 10:15; 1 Ch. 1:13) as in Gen. 23:3–16, thus a member of a Canaanite sub-group and not an Anatolian
Uriah ū-rīʹə [Heb. ʾûrîyâ, ʾûrîyāhû—‘Yahweh is my light’ or ‘light of Yahweh’ (if î is an epenthetic vowel in construct; cf. Uriel); Akk. U-ri-ia-a]; Gk. Ourias, Oureas]; AV also URIJAH, NT URIAS.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
URIAH1. Hittite who joined the people of Israel, became a leader in David’s army, and was listed among the king’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:39; 1 Chr 11:41). Uriah’s wife was Bathsheba, with whom David committed adultery while Uriah was fighting the Ammonites. Upon learning that she was pregnant, David summoned
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Uriah (yoo-ri´uh; Heb., “the Lord is light [or fire]”).1 A Hittite who belonged to David’s elite group of warriors known as “the Thirty” (2 Sam. 23:39; 1 Chron. 11:41). He was also the husband of Bathsheba, with whom David committed adultery while Uriah was on the battlefield (2 Sam. 11:2–21). His house
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
URIAH, URIJAH. In the OT the names refers to at least four and perhaps five men.1. A Hittite and one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:39; 1 Chr 11:41). From his name and conduct it appears that he was a proselyte to the Heb. religion, for he seems to have been concerned about observing the Feast of Tabernacles
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Uriah [yŏo rīˊə] (Heb. ˒ûrîyâ, ˒ûrîāhû “Yahweh is my light”; Gk. Ourioas).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
URIAH The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. A Hittite warrior in the service of David and a member of David’s elite corps of “mighty men” (2 Sam 23:39; 1 Chr 11:41); his wife was Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam (2 Sam 11:3). While Uriah was away with the army at Rabbah, King David committed adultery
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Uri´ah (light of Jehovah).1. One of the thirty commanders of the thirty bands into which the Israelite army of David was divided. 1 Chron. 11:41; 2 Sam. 23:39. Like others of David’s officers he was a foreigner—a Hittite. His name, however, and his manner of speech, 2 Sam. 11:11, indicate that he had