A Hittite [[➝ Hittites]] proselyte to Yahwism (as indicated by his Yahwistic name), who served as an officer in David's army. David arranged to have him killed in battle in order that he could marry his wife Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11).

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  • URIAH — (Heb. אוּרִיָּה), the name of four biblical figures (in one case in the variant form Uriahu). The most important of these is Uriah the Hittite, listed as one of David s heroes in II Samuel 23:39. While Uriah was away on one of David s campaigns… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Uriah — oder Urijah (Hebräisch אוּרִיָּה, Ivrit Uriyya, Tiberianisch ʾÛriyyāh) ist ein männlicher Vorname und der Name verschiedener Männer im Tanach, der Hebräischen Bibel. Wörtlich bedeutet er Der Herr ist mein Licht. Bekannte Namensträger Alexander… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Uriah — Годы 2004 по сей день Откуда Калифорния, округ Лос Анжелес Санта Кларита …   Википедия

  • Uriah — m Biblical: name (from Hebrew, meaning ‘God is light’) borne by a Hittite warrior treacherously disposed of by King David after he had made Uriah s wife Bathsheba pregnant (2 Samuel 11). The Greek form Urias occurs in the New Testament (Matthew 1 …   First names dictionary

  • Uriah — masc. proper name, in O.T., the Hittite husband of Bathsheba; of non Hebrew (possibly Horite) origin, but explained by folk etymology as Heb. Uriyyah, lit. flame of the Lord. Uriah Heep, character from Dickens David Copperfield (1850) sometimes… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Uriah — [yoo rī′ə] n. [Heb uriya, lit., God is light < or, light, brightness (akin to ur, fire) + ya, Jehovah] 1. a masculine name 2. Bible a Hittite captain whose beautiful wife, Bathsheba, David lusted after: David arranged for Uriah to die in… …   English World dictionary

  • Uriah — For the town in Alabama, United States, see Uriah, Alabama. Uriah or Urijah (Hebrew Name|אוּרִיָּה|Uriyya|ʾÛriyyāh| (My) light/flame of/is the Lord ) was the name of several men in the Hebrew Bible. The word, which means the Lord is my light ( he …   Wikipedia

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  • Uriah — noun a) Any of a number of Old Testament men, including Bathshebas husband whom David sent to death. And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die …   Wiktionary

  • Uriah — /yoo ruy euh/, n. 1. Also, Douay Bible, Urias /yoo ruy euhs/. Also called Uriah the Hittite. the husband of Bathsheba, and an officer in David s army. II Sam. 11. 2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning God is light. * * * …   Universalium

  • Uriah —    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 …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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