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David’s Letter
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Uriah the Witness
Uriah the Witness (אוּרִיָּה‎, uriyyah). One of two people called upon to observe Isaiah writing down the name of his son (Isa 8:2). He could be the same figure as Uriah the priest in 2 Kgs 16:10–16, but it is highly probable that there were two priests named Uriah during this period.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Uriah (Person)
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
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
Urias
Urias. kjv spelling (in Matthew 1:6) of Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, whom David had killed.See Uriah #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Uriah
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
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
Uriah
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
Urias
URIAS* kjv spelling (in Matthew 1:6) of Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, whom David had killed. See Uriah #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Uriah
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
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
Uriah
URIAH (Heb. ’ûriyyā, ’ûrriyyāhû, ‘Yahweh is my light’). 1. A Hittite whose name may be Hurrian Ariya conformed to Heb. Uriah, one of several non-Israelites among David’s mighty warriors (2 Sa. 23:39; 1 Ch. 11:41). While Uriah was away with the army besieging *Rabbah, David committed adultery with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Uriah
Uriah (Heb. ʾûrɩ̂yâ, ʾûrɩ̂yāhû)1. Uriah the Hittite, husband of Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11:1–26) and one of David’s elite 30 warriors (23:39; 1 Chr. 11:41). The Hittites of Palestine were an ethnic group of uncertain relatonship to the Neo-Hittite states to the north. Ethnic Hittites could be assimilated
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Uriah
Uriah [yŏo rīˊə] (Heb. ˒ûrîyâ, ˒ûrîāhû “Yahweh is my light”; Gk. Ourioas).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Uriah
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
Uriah
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
Urias
Uri´as1. Uriah, the husband of Bath-sheba. Matt. 1:6.2. Urijah, 3. 1 Esdr. 9:43.
Urijah
Uri´jah (light of Jehovah).1. Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz, 2 Kings 16:10, probably the same as Uriah, 2.2. A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as Uriah, 3.3. One of the priests who stood at Ezra’s right hand when he read the law to the people. Neh. 8:4. (b.c. 458.)4. The