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Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« on: March 24, 2013, 06:54:09 PM »
Just wondering if Uriah the Hittite is considered a Saint in the Orthodox Church. We don't know much about him from Scripture, but what we do know indicates that he was a devout and righteous man. His integrity and loyalty to God and Israel led him to be murdered. So, it sure seems from the information available that he was a saintly man. Does anybody know?

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Re: Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 04:46:27 PM »
I am unable to find any evidence.  :-\
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Re: Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 05:13:39 PM »
I tried Google but nothing came up that was related to an Orthodox saint.

Here are the results of a search at Orthodox Wiki:

http://orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=Uriah

Nothing much there, either. Sorry.  :-\
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Re: Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 05:29:47 PM »
His integrity and loyalty to God and Israel led him to be murdered.

He was a Hittite mercenary - the Bible speaks of his loyalty to David, not to the God of Israel.

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Re: Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 05:31:00 PM »
In St. Augustine's allegorical re-telling of the story, Uriah the Hittite represents the devil.
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Re: Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 02:03:56 AM »
In St. Augustine's allegorical re-telling of the story, Uriah the Hittite represents the devil.

Failure to follow orders so your ruler can conceal his adultery with your wife: The devil.
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Re: Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 08:03:48 PM »
I didn't find if Uriah was a saint, but I did find and interesting blog that shows that 5 Uriahs mentioned in the OT are in some shape or form connected to an OT saint.

biblesaints.blogspot.com
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Re: Is Uriah the Hittite an Orthodox Saint?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 08:14:02 PM »
In St. Augustine's allegorical re-telling of the story, Uriah the Hittite represents the devil.

Source, please?