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Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, “May Yahweh give you seed from this woman to replace the loaned-one who was lent to Yahweh.” And they would go back to his place. Bible

“Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife.” Eli was apparently thankful for Samuel and would bless Elkanah and Hannah went they came to the Tabernacle. Here, Elkanah’s “wife” is Hannah, not Peninnah.

“to his place.” This reflects the custom that it was the man who would own the property. The couple’s house was, in the culture, the man’s house.


Commentary for: 1 Samuel 2:20