Saturday, December 11, 2004

Biblical Literature, The role of Samuel

The first section (chapters 1 - 15) begins with the story of Samuel's birth, after his mother Hannah (one of the two wives of the Ephraimite Elkanah) had prayed at the shrine at Shiloh, the centre of the tribal confederacy, for a son. She vowed that, if she bore a son, he would be dedicated to Yahweh for lifetime service as a Nazirite, as indicated by the words ´┐Żand no razor shall touch

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