- 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.”
Examples from the Web for bathsheba
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
Beruna and Bathsheba received their mistress when she returned to her chamber.Alroy
Bathsheba Stoker was chained to the bedside of an invalid mother.
For Bathsheba's phrasing of life was in the monosyllables of a rigid faith.
- 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)
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."
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.