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BATHSHEBA or BATH SHUA (a Canaanite name, Genesis 38:2; Genesis 38:12; 1 Chronicles 2:3) Ahithophel, her grandfather. Eliam or Ammiel (1 Chronicles 3:5), one of David's officers, was her father. (See AHITHOPHEL.) Uriah, being a brother officer, formed an intimacy which ended in his marrying Eliam's daughter. David committed adultery with her, and caused her husband's murder (2 Samuel 11; 2 Samuel 23:34; 2 Samuel 23:39). Mother of Solomon, whose mind she helped much to mold; also of Shimea (or Shammua), Shobab, and Nathan (1 Chronicles 3:5). Nathan and Solomon were both ancestors of the Lord Jesus (Luke 3:31; Matthew 1:6). Her strength of intellect, kindness and influence over David and her son, appear in 1 Kings 1:11-31; 1 Kings 2:13-21. She is said by tradition to have composed Proverbs 31 as an admonition to Solomon on his marriage to Pharaoh's daughter.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'bathsheba' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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