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Elkanah and His Wives
Today's Passage: 1 Samuel 1:1-8
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Author: Uncertain/ some have suggested Samuel and the prophets Nathan and Gad
Date Written: Uncertain, perhaps around 1000 BC
1. There was a man named Elkanah who lived in Ramah
in the region of Zuph in the hill country of Ephraim.
He was the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu,
son of Zuph, of Ephraim.
2. Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah.
Peninnah had children, but Hannah did not.
3. Each year Elkanah would travel to Shiloh to
worship and sacrifice to the LORD Of Heaven's Armies at the Tabernacle.
The priests of the LORD at that time were the two sons of Eli⏤Hophni and Phinehas.
4. On the days Elkanah presented his sacrifice,
he would give portions of the meat to Peninnah and each of her children.
5. And though he loved Hannah, he would give her only one choice
portion because the LORD had given her no children.
6. So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because
the LORD had kept her from having children.
7. Year after year it was the same⏤Peninnah would taunt
Hannah as they went to the Tabernacle. Each time,
Hannah would be reduced to tears and would not even eat.
8. "Why are you crying, Hannah?" Elkannah would ask.
"Why aren't you eating? Why be downhearted just because you
have no children? You have me⏤isn't that better than having ten sons?"
1 Samuel 1:1-8 NLT
History - Oh wow, that is where it comes from.
Again, I would like to emphasize, simple acts of meditation are not so much difficult, as uncomfortable.
God wants you to know how His story happened.
How He created the earth, made his children, and how traditions became interwoven into his family.
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Thank you for the history we begin to read here.
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