1 Samuel 1:4

4 On the days Elkanah presented his sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to Peninnah and each of her children.

1 Samuel 1:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 1:4

And when the time was that Elkanah offered
That is, brought his offering to the priest, to offer it for him, which was at one of the three festivals. According to R. Joshua Ben Levi F6, this was at the time of Pentecost; but Abarbinel thinks it was at the time of the ingathering of the fruits of the earth, which was a time of rejoicing, even the feast of tabernacles, and which is most likely:

he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters,
portions;
parts of the offering, everyone a part, or portion; by which it appears, that this was a peace offering he offered, the greater part of which belonged to the owner, and which he made a feast of for his family and friends; see ( Deuteronomy 12:5-7 ) ( 16:10-15 ) . Jerom F7 interprets these portions of garments.


FOOTNOTES:

F6 Apud Kimchium in loc.
F7 Trad. Heb. in lib. Reg. fol. 74. H.

1 Samuel 1:4 In-Context

2 Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah did not.
3 Each year Elkanah would travel to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to the LORD of Heaven’s Armies at the Tabernacle. The priests of the LORD at that time were the two sons of Eli—Hophni and Phinehas.
4 On the days Elkanah presented his sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to Peninnah and each of her children.
5 And though he loved Hannah, he would give her only one choice portion because the LORD had given her no children.
6 So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the LORD had kept her from having children.