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Scriptsבַּת־שֶׁבַע Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.bath-SHEE-bə English

Meaning & History

Means "daughter of the oath" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman married to Uriah the Hittite. King David seduced her and made her pregnant, so he arranged to have her husband killed in battle and then married her. She was the mother of Solomon.
Other Languages & CulturesBat-Sheva Biblical Hebrew Batsheva Hebrew


biblical, biblical women, Thomas Hardy characters, wives of King David
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute