1 Samuel 1:1 NIV

The Birth of Samuel

1 There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphitea from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.

References for 1 Samuel 1:1

    • a 1:1 - See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 6:26-27,33-35; or "from Ramathaim Zuphim" .

      Study tools for 1 Samuel 1:1

      • a 1:1 - See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 6:26-27,33-35; or "from Ramathaim Zuphim" .
      • b 1:20 - "Samuel" sounds like the Hebrew for "heard by God."
      • c 1:22 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls "always. I have dedicated him as a Nazirite—all the days of his life.”"
      • d 1:23 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac "your"
      • e 1:24 - Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac; Masoretic Text "with three bulls"
      • f 1:24 - That is, probably about 36 pounds or about 16 kilograms