|Eli (biblical figure) Tribe of Levi|
|Preceded by Samson||Judge of Israel||Succeeded by Samuel|
|Preceded by Uzzi||High Priest of Israel||Succeeded by Ahitub|
Most likely of the tribe of Ephraim (but maybe a Levite ), she became the wife of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, a Levite living in the priestly city of Ramah, in the district of the Zophim. Because Hannah was barren, Elkanah took a second wife, named Peninnah, who had provided him with children.
Samuel, Hebrew Shmuʾel, (flourished 11th century bc, Israel), religious hero in the history of Israel, represented in the Old Testament in every role of leadership open to a Jewish man of his day—seer, priest, judge, prophet, and military leader.
Character Strengths of Samuel in the Bible Samuel was an honest and fair judge, dispensing God’s law impartially. As a prophet, he exhorted Israel to turn from idolatry and serve God alone. Despite his personal misgivings, he led Israel from the system of judges to its first monarchy.
Eli was the priest of Shiloh, and one of the last Israelite Judges before the rule of kings in ancient Israel. He had assumed the leadership after Samson’s death. Eli blessed her and she returned home. Subsequently, Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to Samuel.
Meanwhile Eli had sons who slept around with women, who cheated on their wives, who disregarded God… David had such confidence in God that he slew Goliath, Eli’s sons had such contempt for God that they stole God’s sacrifices, they blasphemed God’s name with their wicked lives and deeds.
In the Talmud she is named as one of seven prophetesses, and her prayer is in the Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) first-day service, exemplifying successful petitions to God.
Elkanah (Hebrew: אֱלְקָנָה ‘Elqānāh “El has purchased”) was, according to the Books of Samuel, the husband of Hannah, and the father of her children including her first, Samuel. Elkanah practiced polygamy; his other wife, less favoured but bearing more children, was named Peninnah.
In conclusion, God wanted Hannah to know the importance of his blessings. Even though God closed her womb, this did not stop him from blessing her with children. He didn’t grant her a child in the beginning because she left from Shiloh out of duty, or maybe God was seeking important steps first.
The five books of The Major Prophets ( Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel ) cover a significant time span and present a wide array of messages. Isaiah spoke to the nation of Judah about 150 years before their exile into Babylonia and called them to be faithful to God.
The prophet Samuel (ca. 1056-1004 B.C.) was the last judge of Israel and the first of the prophets after Moses. He inaugurated the monarchy by choosing and anointing Saul and David as kings of Israel.
|Prophet Elijah detailed in the Madonna and Child with Saints by Andrea di Bonaiuto|
|Prophet Father of Carmelites|
|Born||c. 900 BC possibly Tishbe|
|Died||c. 849 BC (According to the Bible, Elijah was taken up into heaven by a chariot of fire, 2 Kings 2)|
The books of the major prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah (with Lamentations and Baruch), Ezekiel and Daniel – go to make up this volume of the Navarre Bible.
In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was.
King David ruled the region around 1000 B.C. His son, who became King Solomon, is credited with building the first holy temple in ancient Jerusalem. In about 931 B.C., the area was divided into two kingdoms: Israel in the north and Judah in the south.