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People: Bathsheba


Wife of David and mother of Solomon.


Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite. David committed adultery with her when her husband was in battle in David's army. David gave orders that Uriah was to be put in the front line of battle, where he was killed. The king then took Bathsheba as his wife, but he was rebuked by Nathan the prophet. David and Bathsheba's first child died, but Bathsheba later bore Solomon and was instrumental in making him David's successor.

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus