What the scriptures say about
daughter of Eliam, wife of Uriah the Hittite,
later wife of David king of Israel, mother of King Solomon
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BATHSHEBA in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

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2 Samuel 11:3, 11:27, 12:24
1 Kings 1:11, 1:31, 2:13
1 Chronicles 3:5  
Matthew 1:6 - genealogy

BATHSHEBA [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

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 11:4,5; 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 1:11,16-21).

BATHSHEBA [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

(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 1:11,15,23) 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)

BATHSHEBA [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

bath-she'-ba, bath'-she-ba (bath-shebha`, "the seventh daughter," or "the daughter of an oath," also called Bathshua bath-shua`, "the daughter of opulence" (1 Chronicles 3:5); the Septuagint however reads Bersabee everywhere; compare BATHSHUA ;HPN , 65, 67, 77, 206 for Bath-sheba, and 67, 69, note 3, for Bathshua): Bath-sheba was the daughter of Eliam (2 Samuel 11:3) or Ammiel (1 Chronicles 3:5); both names have the same meaning. She was the beautiful wife of Uriah the Hittite, and because of her beauty was forced by David to commit adultery (2 Samuel 11:2 ff; Psalms 51). Her husband Uriah was treacherously killed by the order of David (2 Samuel 11:6 ff). After the death of her husband David made her his wife and she lived with him in the palace (2 Samuel 11:27). Four sons sprang from this marriage (2 Samuel 5:14; 1 Chronicles 3:5), after the first child, the adulterine, had died (2 Samuel 12:14 ff). With the help of the prophet Nathan she renders futile the usurpation of Adonijah and craftily secures the throne for her son Solomon (1 Kings 1:11 ff). Later Adonijah succeeds in deceiving Bath-sheba, but his plan is frustrated by the king (1 Kings 2:13 ff). According to Jewish tradition, Proverbs 31 is written by Solomon in memory of his mother. In the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 16) Bath-sheba is mentioned as the former wife of Uriah and the mother of Solomon by David.


A. L. Breslich

BATHSHEBA [Thompson Chain Reference]
    * (or Bath-shua, wife of Uriah, becomes David's wife)
    * 2 Samuel 11:3
    * 2 Samuel 11:27
    * 1 Kings 1:11
    * 1 Kings 1:31
    * 1 Kings 2:13
    * 1 Chronicles 3:5 

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