Bathsheba, wife of King David, mother of King Solomon

Bathsheba was the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite. She later married King David and became the mother of King Solomon.

Bathsheba was the was the wife of Uriah the Hittite. David committed adultery with her (2 Sam. 11:4, 5; Ps. 51:1) and they had a child who died (2 Sam. 12:15-19). After her husband died in battle (2 Sam. 11:15), she married David (2 Sam. 11:27), and became the mother of Solomon (12:24; 1 Kings 1:11; 2:13). She played a prominent role in ensuring that Solomon ascended to the throne of David (1 Kings 1:11, 16-21).

The name Bathsheba means "daughter of the oath" or "of seven."

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