Hannah – Faithful Intercessor


1 Sam 1:4-7(a) – On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters.  But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb.  And her rival used to provoke her grievously to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb.  So it went on year by year.  ESV

Guiding Commentary – Hannah, which means grace in Hebrew, was one of two wives to Elkanah who was a religious man, and she had not been able to conceive.  The ability to bear children was a matter of significance to women in that culture, and Hannah suffered for many years in her barrenness.  The other wife, Peninnah, was fruitful and used this fact to taunt Hannah as shown in our story.  After this scene Hannah separated herself and spent time…

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