Origin of the name BATH-SHEBA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BATH-SHEBA.
BATH-SHEBA (בַּת-שֶׁבַע).Biblical. [Hebrew Bath-shébha, f.
and Βηθσαβεέ, Bethsabee, "daughter
of an oath," i.e. of divine promise (filia juramenti, scil.
divini, i.e. filia divinitus promissa, Sim.), a comp. of בַּת
bath, a daughter, and
sheba, seven, from
שָׁבַע shaba, to swear, to
promise by an oath, Ge. 50. 24. (The Proper Names of the Old
Testament Scriptures Expounded and Illustrated, Jones, 1856). Also spelled Bat-Sheva.
of Eliam (2 Sam. xi. 3). In 1 Chron. iii. 5 she is called Bath-shua
(q.v.), and her father Ammiel.
There was an Eliam, a son of Ahithophel (2 Sam.
xxiii. 34). If the two Eliams were identical, which is uncertain,
then Bath-sheba was the granddaughter of Ahithophel. [Eliam.]
She became the wife of Uriah the Hittite, and was the woman with whom
David so shamefully sinned. After Uriah's death she became the
wife of David (2 Sam. xi. 27) and the mother of Solomon (xii. 24).
When Adonijah was preparing to usurp the kingdom, Bath-sheba, supported
by the prophet Nathan, appealed to David in favour of her own son
Solomon, the result being that Adonijah's enterprise was thwarted (1
Kings i. 11-53), and himself ultimately put to death (ii. 13-25). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual,