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U·ri·ah

 (yo͝o-rī′ə)
In the Bible, an officer in the Israelite army and the husband of Bathsheba. He was sent to die in battle so that David could marry his wife.
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Uriah

(jʊˈraɪə)
n
(Bible) Old Testament a Hittite officer, who was killed in battle on instructions from David so that he could marry Uriah's wife Bathsheba (II Samuel 11)
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Noun1.Uriah - (Old Testament) the husband of Bathsheba and a soldier who was sent to die in battle so that king David could marry his wife (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
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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figure By ELIZABETH OJINA A short distance from Bumala market centre in Busia County sits Uriya village.As many other hamlets across the country, agriculture is the mainstay of Uriya, with residents growing maize, cassava and beans and keeping dairy cows and poultry, among others.
Jummai Uriya, who further took her time to practically described the final stage production, said 'as you can see, I am applying water to make it cold after burning for three days, I will now remove the sand with this big hoe, thereafter used rake to extract the charcoal from the pound and package them in sack for sale.
This is where I belong," says the 39- year- old singer whose wife Sajida is from Ajmer and daughter Uriya was born in Delhi.