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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Bathsheba

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Bath-She´ba, also Bath-shua, daughter of Eliam, grand-daughter of Ahitophel, and wife of Uriah; she was seduced and became pregnant by King David during the absence of her husband, who was then engaged at the siege of Rabbah (2 Samuel 11:4-5; Psalms 51:1. The child thus born in adultery became ill and died (2 Samuel 12:15-18). After the lapse of the period of mourning for her husband, who was slain by the contrivance of David (2 Samuel 11:15), she was legally married to the king (2 Samuel 11:27), and bore him Solomon (2 Samuel 12:24; 1 Kings 1:11; 1 Kings 2:13). In 1 Chronicles 3:5, she is called Bath-shua instead of Bath-sheba; and her father Ammiel, instead of Eliam (compare Matthew 1:6). The other children of Bath-sheba are named in 2 Samuel 5:14; 1 Chronicles 3:5. She is afterwards mentioned only in consequence of her good-natured intercession for Adonijah, which incidentally displays the respect with which she was treated by king Solomon, her son (1 Kings 2:19). [DAVID; ADONIJAH]

 

 

 

 


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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Bathsheba'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/kbe/b/bathsheba.html.

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