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[bath-shee-buh, bath-shuh-] /bæθˈʃi bə, ˈbæθ ʃə-/
the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. II Sam. 11, 12.
a female given name: from a Hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No one seemed to have concerned himself with what Bathsheba thought of it all.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • That could not be quite so; she was not so happy as Bathsheba; she was not sure, but her right was the same for all that.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Beruna and Bathsheba received their mistress when she returned to her chamber.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • Bathsheba Stoker was chained to the bedside of an invalid mother.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Bathsheba had been prayed for, and in due time startled and converted.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • For Bathsheba's phrasing of life was in the monosyllables of a rigid faith.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Not that Bathsheba made any fine moral speeches, to herself.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Cyprian told Bathsheba that Myrtle must come to be a great lady.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • When Bathsheba heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for him as was the custom.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Miss Bathsheba Barry; did you ever hear such a delicious name?

    The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for Bathsheba


/bæθˈʃiːbə; ˈbæθʃɪbə/
(Old Testament) the wife of Uriah, who committed adultery with David and later married him and became the mother of his son Solomon (II Samuel 11–12)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Bathsheba

Biblical wife of King David, mother of Solomon, from Hebrew Bathshebha, literally "daughter of the oath," from bath "daughter."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Bathsheba in Culture
Bathsheba [(bath-shee-buh)]

A beautiful woman who attracted King David. To marry her, he sent her husband Uriah to his death in battle. Solomon was her second son by David.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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