10th December “David then proceeded to console his wife Bathsheba. He went to her and slept with her. As a result, she bore a son, whom they named Solomon.” (2 Samuel 12:24) Bathsheba is another of the four women mentioned in St Matthew’s version of Christ’s family history (Matthew 1:6). She became the wife of … Continue reading Queen Bathsheba, the queen mother
Bathsheba, the mother of King Solomon (1 Kings 1:1-2:19)
Bathsheba, the wife of King David and mother of Solomon, played a significant role in the royal history of Israel. She overcame adversity and was honoured as the king's mother, despite the scandalous circumstances of her marriage to David.
King David’s affair with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-12:15)
During his reign, King David fell from grace by having an affair with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, one of his loyal soldiers. He arranged Uriah's death to conceal the scandal, but ultimately repented of his sin after being confronted by the prophet Nathan.