Bathsheba



the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. II Sam. 11, 12.
a female given name: from a Hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”.
Historical Examples

On hearing these and other similar remarks, a wild thought flashed into Gabriel’s mind that they might be speaking of Bathsheba.
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy

For Bathsheba’s phrasing of life was in the monosyllables of a rigid faith.
The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Bathsheba indignantly left the barn, followed by all the women and children.
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy

Not that Bathsheba made any fine moral speeches, to herself.
The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Mr. Aldritch drove at once back again up the hill to Bathsheba’s.
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy

No one seemed to have concerned himself with what Bathsheba thought of it all.
Viviette William J. Locke

The oath to Bathsheba that her son should succeed must have been a secret known at the time to Nathan only.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Kings F. W. Farrar

That could not be quite so; she was not so happy as Bathsheba; she was not sure, but her right was the same for all that.
The Manxman Hall Caine

Bathsheba had overtaken him at a point beside which stood a low stunted holly bush, now laden with red berries.
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy

Miss Bathsheba Barry; did you ever hear such a delicious name?
The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards

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)

Biblical wife of King David, mother of Solomon, from Hebrew Bathshebha, literally “daughter of the oath,” from bath “daughter.”
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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