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1 Samuel 2

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Book  Books of Samuel
Order in the Bible part  9
Bible part  Old Testament
Category  Nevi'im
1 Samuel 2

1 Samuel 2 or Chapter 2 of the first Book of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible recounts the Song of Hannah, the corruption of the priests descended from Eli, and Samuel's ministry to God 'even as a child'.



  • The original text is written in Hebrew.
  • This chapter is divided into 36 verses.
  • Some ancient sources containing this chapter are:
  • Hebrew:
  • Masoretic Text (10th century)
  • Dead Sea Scrolls: (2nd century BC).
  • 4Q51 (4QSama): extant: verses 1‑10, 16‑36.
  • Greek translation:
  • Septuagint (3rd century BC)
  • Period

  • The event in this chapter happened at the end of judges period in Israel, about 1100 BC.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped:

  • 1 Samuel 2:1-11 = Hannah’s Prayer
  • 1 Samuel 2:12-17 = The Wicked Sons of Eli
  • 1 Samuel 2:18-21 = Samuel’s Childhood Ministry
  • 1 Samuel 2:22-36 = Prophecy Against Eli’s Household
  • References

    1 Samuel 2 Wikipedia

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