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Bathsheba (Biblical figure)

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Works: 146 works in 251 publications in 6 languages and 11,377 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Bible fiction  Christian fiction, American  Drama  Music  Bible films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Classifications: BT314, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Bathsheba
    Unspoken by Francine Rivers( Book )
    11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,730 libraries worldwide
    In award-winning writer Francine Rivers's five-book Lineage of Grace series about women in the family tree of Jesus Christ, perhaps the most compelling installment is Unspoken, the love story of David and Bathsheba. This Old Testament saga of adultery, power, and battles fought both on the field of combat and in the human heart touches on the cost of poor choices, the need for forgiveness, and finding ultimate fulfillment -- themes that are relevant today. Rivers writes poignantly of how Bathsheba falls in love with David as a little girl, and of her bitterness when she comes of age and is given in marriage to Uriah, one of David's mighty warriors. Love cannot be commanded, however, and it's not long before the sexual tension between David and Bathsheba reaches its logical conclusion, with disastrous results
    Bathsheba : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
    4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
    Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her devout husband away fighting the king's wars for many months at a time, discontent and loneliness dog her steps--and make it frighteningly easy to succumb to King David's charm and attention. Though she immediately regrets her involvement with the powerful king, the pieces are set in motion that will destroy everything she holds dear. Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God--and David--forever?
    A lineage of grace : five stories of unlikely women who changed eternity by Francine Rivers( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
    Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, Mary, five women-- all chosen by God
    Bathsheba : reluctant beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt( Book )
    2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
    "Bathsheba, a beautiful woman forced to become one of King David's wives, is committed to protecting her son while dealing with the dynamics of the king's household in this biblically based novel"--
    David and Bathsheba by Henry King( visu )
    9 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
    The story of how King David brought sorrow to his land when he fell in love with a married woman and arranged her husband's murder, which brings down the wrath of God. David must rediscover his faith in God to save those around him and himself
    Bathsheba by James R Shott( Book )
    6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
    The female ancestors of Christ by Ann Belford Ulanov( Book )
    4 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
    The spiritual power of the feminine shines forth in this psychological study of four Old Testament heroines from Jesus' family tree. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba are the only women mentioned by name in the Gospels' genealogies; for the author this indicates that they impart something essential to the lineage of Christ. By exploring their brave and unconventional lives, she demonstrates how salvation enters the world in the feminine mode of being human, through these women's embodiment of such powerful and deeply feminine qualities as ingenuity, audacity, determination, compassion, seduction and devotion
    Bathsheba by Torgny Lindgren( Book )
    7 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 355 libraries worldwide
    Des prix littéraires français attribués en 1986, celui-ci est sans doute le mieux mérité. En effet, ce roman (le second de l'auteur) a obtenu le prix Fémina étranger. Il dépeint la vie à la cour du roi David et son amour pour la "presque effoyablement belle" et trop parfaite Bethsabée enlevée à Urie son époux. Un grand roman biblique sur l'amour, la sensualité, la puissance du Seigneur, la mort et le pouvoir
    Unafraid by Francine Rivers( Book )
    5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 225 libraries worldwide
    All eternity had been waiting for this moment. God chose one woman, Mary
    David and Bathsheba by Ståle Kleiberg( file )
    3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
    Chamber works by Kirmo Lintinen( file )
    2 editions published in 2009 in Finnish and held by 224 libraries worldwide
    Unspoken by Francine Rivers( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
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    Bathsheba : reluctant beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt( Book )
    2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
    After sending his army to besiege another king's capital, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier's wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king's household
    David and Bersheba : to a pleasant new tune ( Book )
    7 editions published between 1670 and 1970 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
    Bathsheba : the love story that changed history by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
    4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
    Isn't this Bathsheba? : a study in characterization by Sara M Koenig( Book )
    2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
    David and Bathsheba by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
    4 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
    David and Bathsheba, a novel by Ari Ibn-Zahav( Book )
    2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
    Mothers on the margin? : the significance of the women in Matthew's genealogy by E. Anne Clements( Book )
    3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
    The Gospel of Matthew opens with a patrilineal genealogy of Jesus that intriguingly includes five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, "she of Uriah," and Mary. In a gospel that has a strongly Jewish and male-orientated outlook, why are women incorporated? In particular, why include these four Old Testament women alongside Mary? Rejecting traditional as well as feminist views, Anne Clements undertakes a close literary reading of the narratives to discern how each woman is characterized and presented. All are significant scriptural figures on the margins of Israelite society. From this intertextual world established by Matthew, Clements explores why Matthew may have named these women in the opening genealogy and what implications their inclusion may have for the ongoing gospel narrative. Mothers on the Margin? argues that Matthew's Gospel contains a counter narrative focused on women. The presence of the five women in the genealogy indicates that the birth of the Messiah will bring about a crisis in Israel's identity in terms of ethnicity, marginality, and gender. The women signal that Matthew's Gospel is concerned with the construal of a new identity for the people of God
    A woman's place is in the house : royal women of Judah and their involvement in the House of David by Elna K Solvang( Book )
    3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    Includes chapters on Michal, Bathsheba, and Athaliah
 
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Alternative Names
Bat-Shevaʻ (Biblical figure)
Bath-sheba (Biblical character)
Bath-Sheba (Biblical figure)
Bathseba (Biblical figure)
Batscheba (Biblical figure)
Batshevaʻ (Biblical figure)
Bethsabe (Biblical figure)
בת-שבע (אישיות מקראית)
בת-שבע (דמות מקראית)
Languages
English (77)
German (2)
Swedish (2)
Russian (2)
Finnish (2)
Spanish (1)
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