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    Uriah in Easton's Bible Dictionary the Lord is my light. (1.) A Hittite, the husband of Bathsheba, whom David first seduced, and then after Uriah's death married. He was one of the band of David's "mighty men." The sad story of the curel wrongs inflicted upon him by David and of his mournful death are simply told in the sacred record (2 Sam. 11:2-12:26). (See BATHSHEBA -T0000474; DAVID -T0000982.) (2.) A priest of the house of Ahaz (Isa. 8:2). (3.) The father of Meremoth, mentioned in Ezra 8:33.

    Uriah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("light of Jehovah".) (See DAVID; NATHAN; BATHSHEBA.) 1. One of the 30 commanders of the 30 bands of David's army (1 Chronicles 11:41; 2 Samuel 23:19). A foreigner (as other of David's officers, Ittai of Gath, Ishbosheth the Canaanite, Zelek the Ammonite, 2 Samuel 23:37); a Hittite. Eliam son of Ahithophel being one of his fellow officers (2 Samuel 23:; 2 Samuel 23:39), Uriah naturally became acquainted with Bathsheba (an undesigned coincidence in Scripture confirming its truth) and married her. His tender devotion to her is implied in Nathan's comparison of her (2 Samuel 12:3) to the poor man's "one little ewe lamb ... which lay in his bosom as a daughter" (his all in all). David's attempt to hide his sin by bringing Uriah home to his wife from the war with Ammon was foiled by Uriah's right sentiment as a soldier and chivalrous devotion to Israel and to God: "the ark and Israel and Judah abide in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house to eat, drink, and lie with my wife?" This answer was well fitted to pierce David's conscience, but desire of concealment at all costs urged David on. The greatest saint will fall into the deadliest sin, once that he ceases to lean on God and God withdraws His grace. Though entrapped into intoxication by David Uriah still retained sense of duty enough to keep his word and not go home...

    Uriah in Hitchcock's Bible Names or Urijah

    Uriah in Naves Topical Bible -1. One of David's mighty men 2Sa 23:39; 1Ch 11:41 David's adultery with the wife of 2Sa 11:2-5; 1Ki 15:5 Summoned from seat of war by David 2Sa 11:6-13 Noble spirit of 2Sa 11:11 David compasses the death of 2Sa 11:14-25 David marries the widow of 2Sa 11:26,27 Called URIAS (A. V.) Mt 1:6 -2. A priest The father of Meremoth Ezr 8:33 Called URIJAH, (R. V. URIAH) Ne 3:4,21 -3. URIAH See URIJAH, Number three -4. A priest Witness to one of Isaiah's prophecies Isa 8:2 Probably identical with Urijah 2Ki 16:10 See URIJAH, Number one

    Uriah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (light of Jehovah). 1. One of the thirty commanders of the thirty bands into which the Israelite army of David was divided. 1Ch 11:41; 2Sa 23:39 Like others of David's officers he was a foreigner--a Hittite. His name, however and his manner of speech 2Sa 11:11 indicate that he had adopted the Jewish religion. He married Bath-sheba a woman of extraordinary beauty, the daughter of Eliam--possibly the same as the son of Ahithophel, and one of his brother officers, 2Sa 23:34 and hence, perhaps, Uriah's first acquaintance with Bath- sheba. It may be inferred from Nathan's parable, 2Sa 12:3 that he was passionately devoted to his wife, and that their union was celebrated in Jerusalem as one of peculiar tenderness. In the first war with Ammon, B.C. 1035, he followed Joab to the siege, and with him remained encamped in the open field. 2Sa 12:11 He returned to Jerusalem, at an order from the king on the pretext of asking news of the war--really in the hope that his return to his wife might cover the shame of his own crime. The king met with an unexpected obstacle in the austere, soldier-like spirit which guided all Uriah's conduct, and which gives us a high notion of the character and discipline of David's officers. On the morning of the third day David sent him back to the camp with a letter containing the command to Joab to cause his destruction in the battle. The device of Joab was to observe the part of the wall of Rabbath-ammon where the greatest force of the besieged was congregated, and thither, as a kind of forlorn hope to send Uriah. A sally took place. Uriah and the officers with him advanced as far as the gate of the city, and were there shot down by the archers on the wall. Just as Joab had forewarned the messenger, the king broke into a furious passion on hearing of the loss. The messenger, as instructed by Joab, calmly continued, and ended the story with the words, "Thy servant also Uriah the Hittite, is dead." In a moment David's anger is appeased. It is one of the touching parts of the story that Uriah falls unconscious of his wife's dishonor. 2. High priest in the reign of Ahaz. Isa 8:2; 2Ki 16:10-16 He is probably the same as Urijah the priest, who built the altar for Ahaz. 2Ki 16:10 (B.C. about 738.) 3. A priest of the family of Hakkoz, the head of the seventh course of priests. Ezr 8:33; Ne 3:4,21 (B.C. 458.)

    Uriah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE u-ri'-a, u-ri'-ja ('uriyah, in Jer 26:20 'uriyahu, "flame of Yahweh" or "my light is Yahweh"; the Septuagint and the New Testament Our(e)ias, with variants; the King James Version has Urijah in 2 Ki 16:10-16; Neh 3:4,21; 8:4; Jer 26:20): (1) A Hittite, who had settled in Jerusalem at the time of David and who had entered David's service. He had become a worshipper of Yahweh (judging from the usual interpretations of his name) and had married a Hebrew wife, BATH-SHEBA (which see). David's sin with this woman occurred while Uriah was engaged in warfare, and David had him recalled to Jerusalem in order to hide what had transpired. Uriah, however, felt himself bound by the consecration of a soldier (compare 1 Sam 21:5; Dt 23:10 f) and refused to do violence to his religion, so that David's ruse was in vain. (The point is missed here by speaking of Uriah's "chivalrous determination," as in HDB, IV, 837.) David, in desperation, wrote Joab instructions that were virtually a command to have Uriah murdered, and these instructions were duly carried out (2 Sam 11:2-27). The inclusion of Uriah's name in the list of the "mighty men" in 2 Sam 23:39 parallel Ch 11:41 is proof of his reputation as a soldier, and the name is found also in 2 Sam 12:9,10,15; 1 Ki 15:5; Mt 1:6. On the occurrence in Matthew see especially Heffern, JBL, XXXI, 69 ff (1912). (2) A priest under Ahaz, who carried into effect the latter's commands to introduce an Assyrian altar into the Temple and to use it for the sacrifices (2 Ki 16:10-16; see ALTAR). The same Uriah appears in Isa 8:2 as one of the two "faithful witnesses" taken by Isaiah in the matter of Maher- shalal-hash-baz. This description has seemed to many to conflict with Uriah's compliancy in obeying Ahaz, but it must be remembered that (a) "faithful witness" means simply "one whom the people will believe," and (b) the articles in the sanctuary were not held as immutably sacred in the time of Ahaz as they were in later days. The omission of Uriah's name from the list in 1 Ch 6:10-14 is probably without significance, as Chronicles records only nine names from Solomon to the exile, showing that there must be many omissions. The corresponding list in Josephus, Ant, X, viii, 6, contains 18 names, including Uriah's. (3) A son of Shemaiah, of Kiriath-jearim, and a contemporary of Jeremiah. He was a prophet, and his prophecy agreed with Jeremiah's in regards. Jehoiakim, roused to anger, arrested him, even at the trouble of a pursuit into Egypt, put him to death and desecrated his body (Jer 20 through 23). The story is told partly in order to show the greatness of Jeremiah's dangers, partly to bear record of the goodness of AHIKAM (which see), Jeremiah's protector. (4) A priest, the father of MEREMOTH (which see) (Ezr 8:33; Neh 3:4,21; 1 Esdras 8:62 ("Urias," the King James Version "Iri")). (5) One of those on Ezra's right hand reading of the Law (Neh 8:4; 1 Esdras 9:43 ("Urias")). Quite possibly identical with (4) above. Burton Scott Easton

    Uriah Scripture - 2 Samuel 11:11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? [as] thou livest, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

    Uriah Scripture - 2 Samuel 11:24 And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants; and [some] of the king's servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

    Uriah Scripture - 2 Samuel 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife [to be] thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

    Uriah the Hittite in Wikipedia Uriah the Hittite (Hebrew: אוריה החתי) was a soldier in King Davidís army mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. He was the husband of Bathsheba, and was murdered by order of David by having the soldiers retreat from him in battle. Uriah's wife was pregnant by King David through an adulterous affair. Although under David's order to return home and see his wife, Uriah repeatedly refused to leave his post or leave the King's presence to see her. Contact between the couple could have hidden the adulterous nature of her pregnancy by David. As a result of this murder, David was rebuked by the prophet Nathan; furthermore, later turmoil in David's household and throughout the kingdom of Israel, including the death of Bathsheba's baby and the insurrection of prince Absalom, was contemporarily explained as punishment for the sins of adultery and murder...