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Uriah(yo͞orī`ə), husband of Bath-shebaBath-sheba
, in the Bible, wife of Uriah the Hittite. David seduced her, effected the death of her husband, and then married her. Her second son by David was Solomon.
..... Click the link for more information. . An alternate form is Urias. For others called Uriah in the Bible, see UrijahUrijah
, in the Bible. 1 High priest under King Ahaz. An alternate form is Uriah. 2 Prophet killed by King Jehoiakim. 3 Ancestor of a priestly family. An alternte form is Uriah. 4 Companion of Ezra.
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letter Uriah carries David’s letter ordering his own death. [O.T.: II Samuel 11:15]
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Old Testament a Hittite officer, who was killed in battle on instructions from David so that he could marry Uriah's wife Bathsheba (II Samuel 11)
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