The ark is taken in battle: 4:1-11 For some 20 years, the Philistines have exerted pressure on the Israelites and other peoples of Canaan from their coastal lands. The battle that takes place at Aphek is critical, for it opens… (READ MORE)
11 As the sobs racked her body, Hannah spoke within herself to Jehovah. Her lips quivered as she mentally formed the words to express her pain. And she prayed at length, pouring out her heart to her Father. She did more, though, than just ask God to fulfill her desperate urge to bear offspring. Hannah was keen not only to receive blessings from God but also to give him what she could. So she made a vow, saying that if she had a son, she would dedicate the child to a life of service to Jehovah.—1 Sam. 1:9-11.
The Origin of the Monarchy This important OT book tells the story of two men: Samuel, Israel’s last judge, and Saul, Israel’s first king. Author: Unknown. Date: Saul’s reign pagan about 1050 B.C. Samuel was Samon’s contemporary. Samuel, the last… (READ MORE)