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1 Samuel 1:1 ESV

The Birth of Samuel

1 There was a certain man of 1Ramathaim-zophim of 2the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, 3an Ephrathite.

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      • a 1:5 - Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. Septuagint And, although he loved Hannah, he would give Hannah only one portion, because the Lord had closed her womb
      • b 1:20 - Samuel sounds like the Hebrew for heard of God
      • c 1:24 - Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew three bulls
      • d 1:24 - An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters