Another Levite of the line of Heman the singer, although he does not seem to have performed any of the usual Levitical offices. He was father of Samuel the prophet ( 1 Chronicles 6:271 Chronicles 6:34 ). He was "an Ephrathite" ( 1 Samuel 1:11 Samuel 1:41 Samuel 1:8 ), but lived at Ramah, a man of wealth and high position. He had two wives, Hannah, who was the mother of Samuel, and Peninnah.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Elkanah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .