Bathsheba


Bathsheba. We have so much information regarding Bathsheba that it will be divided among three devotionals. After some general comments on this page we will consider her as the wife of Uriah the Hittite, the wife of King David, and the mother of Solomon.





2It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the room a woman bathing: and the woman was very beautiful. 3 And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"

2 Samuel 11, 2-3, ESV



Bathsheba. We have so much information regarding Bathsheba that it will be divided among three devotionals. After some general comments on this page we will consider her as the wife of Uriah the Hittite, the wife of King David, and the mother of Solomon.


Bathsheba - Victim of Circumstances

Through the years I have heard many untoward comments about Bathsheba, claiming that the circumstances that transpired were her fault. The basis of this is that she was taking a bath and was seen by King David.


I would like to note that nowhere in the Bible is Bathsheba condemned. We need to take a lesson from God's Word. Living in a culture far different than most of ours, women did not have the freedom that we women have in our culture; neither did they have private bathing areas. As we work through the Scriptural passages, let us learn what the Bible tell us of this dear woman.


Bathsheba Devotionals

Bathsheba and Uriah

Bathsheba and David

Bathsheba and Solomon


Bathsheba Summary

We must always remember when we study Bible women that they live in a culture far different than ours. In spite of that, there is so much we have to learn from their stories. It is also important that we do not put weight on what people conjecture, but rather stay with that given to us in the Word of God.


Bathsheba was an extraordinary woman who suffered a great deal in her life. Yet in all of it, the appearances we have of her show her to be a gracious woman. Her first husband was murdered by the orders of her second husband. Her first child died in infancy, and her life was threatened when her son, Solomon, succeeded to the throne. 





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