What Dickensian villain's given name
means "the Lord is light" in Hebrew?
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Bathsheba's Hittite husband's name was
Uriah, which derives from the Hebrew
Uriyyah , the Lord is
light (or as some others have translated this: the flame of the Lord or the
Lord is my light).
Uriah Heep is a
character in Dickens' David Copperfield who
uses humility to camouflage his ugly pursuit of self-interest. The biblical
Uriah was an innocent victim of King David's blatant and ugly pursuit of
1 Samuel 11:2: And it came to pass at
eventide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the
king's house; and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very
beautiful to look upon.
11:3 And David sent and inquired after the
woman. And one said: 'Is not this Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife
of Uriah the Hittite?'
11:4 And David sent messengers, and took her;
and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her
uncleanness; and she returned unto her house.
11:5 And the
woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said: 'I am with
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