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Name Bathsheba

Name Bathsheba`s page # 3050. Gender feminine

Name Bathsheba backwards (ananym): Abehshtab

Meaning of the name Bathsheba

Hebrew (Jewish) name means - "daughter (בת) of (שבע) means - "abundance (Sheba); daughter of the oath".

Bathsheba was David's favorite wife and Solomon's mother.

The story is told that David, while walking on the roof of his palace, saw Bathsheba, who was then the wife of Uriah, having a bath. He immediately desired her and later made her pregnant.
In an effort to conceal his sin, David summoned Uriah from the army in the hope that Uriah would re-consummate his marriage and think that the child was his. Uriah was unwilling to violate the ancient kingdom rule applying to warriors in active service. Rather than go home to his own bed, he preferred to remain with the palace troops.
After repeated efforts to convince Uriah to have sex with Bathsheba, the king gave the order to his general, Joab, that Uriah should be placed in the front lines of the battle, where it was the most dangerous, and left to the hands of the enemy. Ironically, David had Uriah himself carry the message that ordered his death. After Uriah was dead, David made the now widowed Bathsheba his wife.

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