Daughter of Eliam, the son of Ahitophel, one of David’s advisers (2Sam 11:3; 2Sam 23:34). The wife of Uriah the Hittite, she was coveted, seduced, and impregnated by David while her husband was with Joab, fighting against the Ammonites at Rabbath, east of the Jordan (2Sam 11:1-4). After David had ordered Uriah sent into the forefront of the battle, where he was killed, he married Bathsheba, who became the mother of Solomon (2Sam 12:24) and begged the elderly David for Solomon’s succession to the throne (1Kgs 1:15-17).
3David sent someone to inquire about the woman. It was reported, “This is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”
34Eliphelet son of Ahasbai of Maacah; Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite;
David Commits Adultery with Bathsheba
1In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with hi ... View more
Solomon Is Born
24Then David consoled his wife Bathsheba, and went to her, and lay with her; and she bore a son, and he named him Solomon. The Lord loved him,
15So Bathsheba went to the king in his room. The king was very old; Abishag the Shunammite was attending the king.16Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance to the kin ... View more