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Bathshua

also known as: Bath-shu'a or Bath-shua or Shua

Meaning: “daughter of abundance” / Daughter of an oath; Daughter of seven. Daughter of crying; daughter of opulence.

This was the name of 2 biblical women.

  1. Bathshua or Shua, a Canaanite woman married to Judah

    She is referred to as Shua in Genesis 38:2, 12 and 1 Chronicles 2:3.

    She is the mother of Er, Onan and Shelah.

    Er, Judah’s firstborn, was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death.” —1 Chronicles 2:3b

  2. The name Bathshua is a variant form of Bath-sheba the better known name of a wife of King David. See: Bath-sheba.

    She was the queen mother of King Solomon.

    She was also the mother of the princes Shimea, Shobab and Nathan, as well as an unnamed infant son of David who died as a divine punishment of David’s adultery with Bathsheba and subsequent virtual murder of her husband Uriah.

Author: Paul S. Taylor.

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