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Bath-sheba


Bath’-sheba, or Bath-she’ba (daughter of the oath), 2 Sam. 11:3, etc., also called Bath-shua in 1 Chron. 3:5, the daughter of Eliam, 2 Sam. 11:3, or Ammiel, 1 Chron. 3:5, the son of Ahithophel, 2 Sam. 23:34, and wife of Uriah the Hittite. (b.c. 1035.) The child which was the fruit of her adulterous intercourse with David died; but after marriage she became the mother of four sons, Solomon, Matt. 1:6, Shimea, Shobab, and Nathan. When Adonijah attempted to set aside the succession promised to Solomon, Bath-sheba informed the king of the conspiracy. 1 Kings 1:11, 15, 23. After the accession of Solomon, she, as queen-mother, requested permission of her son for Adonijah to take in marriage Abishag the Shunammite. 1 Kings 2:21-25.