Character Study on Bithiah

Character Study on Bithiah

1 Chronicles 4: And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took.

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Bithiah
("daughter i.e. worshipper of Jehovah".) Pharaoh's daughter and wife of Mered, a descendant of Judah. Her name shows she was a convert from Egyptian idolatry to Jehovah's worship; and Mered's other wife is distinguished from her, as" Jehudijah" the Jewess. This princess evidently, like Ruth, renounced home, country, and a royal court to take an Israelite husband and to have Israel's God for her God. The marriage probably took place in the wilderness shortly after the Exodus.

Perhaps the disaster of Egypt at the Red Sea led some Egyptians to become proselytes. In Lepsius' Kings' Book, Amenophis II, (in his view) father of the Pharaoh drowned at the Red Sea, has among his children one with the hieroglyphic Amun P or B T H, i.e. beloved of Amun (god of Thebes). On conversion the -jah added to her name would mark her new religion. (See EGYPT, where is stated Canon Cook's view that Thothmes II, much earlier; was the Pharaoh drowned; Amenophis III had a wife not Egyptian in creed, and not of royal birth, named Tel, and her parents Juaa and Tuaa, names not unlike Bithia.)

Holman Bible Dictionary - Bithiah
(bihth' ih ah) Personal name meaning, “daughter of Yahweh” or Egyptian common noun meaning, “queen.” Daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh whom Mered, a descendant of tribe of Judah, married (1 Chronicles 4:17 NAS, RSV; 1 Chronicles 4:18 KJV; NIV). The verse stands in 1 Chronicles 4:18 in Hebrew but relates to the content of 1 Chronicles 4:17 . Bithiah was the mother of Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah. Throughout its history, Israel incorporated foreigners into its tribes.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Bithiah
BITHIAH (‘daughter,’ i.e. worshipper, ‘of J″ [Note: Jahweh.] ’). The daughter of a Pharaoh, who became the wife of Mered, a descendant of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 4:18 ). Whether Pharaoh is to be taken here as the Egyp. royal title or as a Heb. proper name, it is difficult to determine.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Bithiah
Daughter of the Lord
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bithiah
Daughter of some Pharaoh and wife of Mered, a descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:18 .

Chabad Knowledge Base - Bithiah
(Pharaoh's Daughter): Daughter of Pharaoh, saved Baby Moses when she saw him floating in the Nile and raised him as her own.

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Bithia - (bih' thih' uh) NAS spelling of Bithiah. See Bithiah
Ishbah - Thought to be one of Mered's sons by Bithiah. (See Bithiah
Jehudijah - The Jewess wife of Mered, as distinguished from Bithiah, his Egyptian wife (1 Chronicles 4:17-19). (See Bithiah. ) Bertheau simply transposes "these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh whom Mered took," and puts the clause after "Jalon. " Thus, "she" refers to Bithiah, "and she bore Miriam," etc
Mered - Son of Ezra of Judah; married Pharaoh's daughter (See Bithiah
Mered - ” Descendant of King David who married Bithiah, a daughter of Pharoah (1 Chronicles 4:17-18 ), perhaps as part of a political alliance
Zanoah - Jekuthiel father or founder of Zanoah, was son of Jehudijah the Jewess and Mered; Mered's other wife being Bithiah, Pharaoh's daughter. (See Bithiah
Bithiah - Bithiah (‘daughter,’ i
Eshtemoa - The town Eshtemoa was founded by the descendants of Bithiah, Pharaoh's daughter, the Egyptian wife of Mered. (See Bithiah
Bithiah - Bithiah was the mother of Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah
Hodiah - The same as Jehudijah (but Keil gives reason for Hodiah being a man (See JEHUDIJAH)) "the Jewess" (1 Chronicles 4:18), to distinguish her from his other wife Bithiah ("worshipper of Jehovah"), an Egyptian princess, daughter of Pharaoh, a convert from idolatry
Pharaoh's Daughter, - ) ... Bithiah wife of Mered, an Israelite
Zano'ah - (1 Chronicles 4:18 ) As Zanoah is the name of a town of Judah, this mention of Bithiah probably points to some colonization of the place by Egyptians or by Israelites directly from Egypt
Pharaoh's Daughters - ... ... "Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took (1 Chronicles 4:18 )
Asenath - If it be the Hebrew name assumed on her conversion (as (See Bithiah means "daughter of Jehovah") and union with Joseph, it may be from asan , "a storehouse," in allusion to Joseph's national service, and Ephraim's name meaning "fruitfulness"
Miriam - Berheau by transposition reads, "and these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered had taken" immediately after "and Jalon, . and she (Bithiah) conceived and bore) Miriam," etc
Pharaoh - 1 Chronicles 4:18 , ‘Bithiah, daughter of Pharaoh’: no clue to identity. Bithiah is Heb
Pharaoh - The Pharaoh whose daughter Bithiah was married to Mered, of the tribe of Judah
Pharaoh - The Pharaoh whose daughter, Bithiah, was given in marriage to Mered, a descendant of Judah
Pharaoh - (See Bithiah and EGYPT on the influence which the Jewess wife (Tei) of Amenhotep III exercised in modifying Egyptian idolatry
Pha'Raoh, - --In the genealogies of the tribe of Judah, mention is made of the daughter of a Pharaoh married to an Israelite--" Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh