1 Samuel 1:1
ESV - 1 There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite.
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Author: The author is anonymous. We know that Samuel wrote a book (1 Samuel 10:25), and it is very possible that he wrote part of this book as well. Other possible contributors to 1 Samuel are the ...
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Samuel is a history book with a difference. It is prophetic history full of interesting, bizarre, romantic and cruel stories which, brought together, reveal God’s ongoing purposes for His people. God wanted us to be ruled by one Man – not king David I, but King David II. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel are part of Christian history. Jesus was King of the Jews in the past, He is King of the Church today, and He will be King of the world in the future, when He will reign in justice and righteousness, and the Kingdom will finally be restored to Israel. Thus the true significance of the book becomes clear as we understand how God is involved, acting behind the scenes, shaping history and assuring His people that His kingdom will grow and one day His own Son, also the Son of David, will be King.
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