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Bathsheba

[ bath-shee-buh, bath-shuh- ]
/ bæθˈʃi bə, ˈbæθ ʃə- /
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noun
the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. 2 Samuel 11, 12.
a female given name: from a Hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”
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British Dictionary definitions for Bathsheba

Bathsheba
/ (bæθˈʃiːbə, ˈbæθʃɪbə) /

noun
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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Bathsheba

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.

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