And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was lying down in his place (his eyes had begun to grow dim, so that he was not able to see well) Bible other translations

“at that time.” The Hebrew is literally, “on that day,” so the meaning could be “on that day that Eli was lying down,” but the word “that” (on that day) seems to refer to the time when visions were rare.

Commentary for: 1 Samuel 3:2