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 (băth-shē′bə, băth′shə-)
In the Bible, the wife of Uriah and later of David. Her second son by David was Solomon.


(bæθˈʃiːbə; ˈbæθʃɪbə)
(Bible) 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)


(bæθˈʃi bə, ˈbæθ ʃə-)

the wife of Uriah the Hittite and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. II Sam. 11, 12.
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Noun1.Bathsheba - (Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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The walls were hung round with tapestry, said to be from the Gobelin looms, and, at all events, representing the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba, and Nathan the Prophet, in colours still unfaded, but which made the fair woman of the scene almost as grimly picturesque as the woe-denouncing seer.
Titus Dates; Bathsheba, 710, the Duchess of Portsmouth; Barzillai, 817, the Duke of Ormond; Zadoc, 864, Archbishop Bancroft.
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In 2 Samuel chapter 11 we read how King David saw Bathsheba, who was then the wife of Uriah.
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Bathsheba in late medieval French manuscript illumination; innocent object of desire or agent of sin?
WHILE David was, arguably, the great King of Israel, his son to Bathsheba, Solomon, must rank quite highly.
In twenty-two chapters, the author explores familiar stories, from Adam and Eve to David and Bathsheba to Ruth and Boaz, and also looks at a number of issues: infertility, Levirate marriage, rape, and Ezra's expulsion of foreign women.
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I don't think I've ever audibly gasped in a theatre before but the pas de deux between Miss Mller (as Bathsheba Everdene) and Wolfgang Stollwitzer (Sergeant Francis Troy) that closed Act 1 just took my breath away.
If such betrayal saddened David (and we know that it did) much more did it distress Bathsheba.