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March 23 - Evening

"There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanahson of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.

 Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons
of Eli, were priests of the Lord.

Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. 
 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord,
weeping bitterly.

And she made a vow, saying,
'Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord 
for all the days of his life, and no razor will
ever be used on his head.'

- First Samuel 1:1-3; 9-11

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Hannah Dedicates a Yet-to-be-Conceived Son To The Lord


The life of Samuel occurs in the final days of the Judges and the story begins similar to the account of Samson (Judges 13:1-4) with the identification of his father, Elkanah, and the setting aside of the boy as a Nazirite for life. According to 1 Chronicles 6:16, 22, 31-33 Samuel was a descendent of the Levitical tribe through Kohath. In this same genealogical record we see that Samuel’s descendents became the musicians of the Temple. This means that when the text says the family was “from the hill country of Ephraim” it is indicating where this Levitical family lived, and not identifying them as members of the tribe of Ephraim.  Samuel was a Levite who was dedicated to the service of the Lord at the tabernacle by his mother, Hannah, who took the Nazirite vow for her son before he was born.

Elkanah had taken a second wife, Peninnah, most likely because his first wife Hannah was barren and had produced no children for him.

The tabernacle was set up in those days at Shiloh, which was 16 miles east of Samuel’s home in Ramah. The family would go to worship each year at the Tabernacle in Shiloh, most likely, the Feast of Tabernacles. Each member of the family was given portions of the sacrificed meat to offer or to use as part of the fellowship offering to be eaten by them.

  Christian Quote from Church History
"The wrath of God is His eternal detestation of all unrighteousness. It is the displeasure and indignation of divine equity against evil. It is the holiness of God stirred into activity against sin."
- A. W. Pink
Something to Ponder??

Almost every area of theology has been hotly debated at some point in church history. And, at each point some false teaching spun off into false ideologies and false concepts we call heresies or false doctrine. Consider these debated areas from church history:

  • Jewish Law vs. Justification by Faith
  • The Trinity
  • Nature of the Person
    of Jesus
  • Deity of Christ
  • Canon of Scripture
  • Church Government
  • Sin Nature
  • Eternal Security
  • Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  • And, more
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

‘Ebyion (Gr) – Needy (Eng) – ‘ebyion is a Greek word that refers to a poor person who needs or has suffered the loss of clothing, food, possessions or land (Exodus 23:11; Job 30:25; 31:19;
Psalm 132:15). In Exodus 23:6 and Job 29:16 ‘ebyon refers to a low or no social standing.
Amos 2:6
uses the Israel's treatment of the ‘ebyon to identify a spiritual condition.


Revelation 2:13 says that Satan’s throne is in Pergamum, and indeed, a very imposing and commanding throne it was.
At the time of John’s writing of the book of Revelation a throne like altar to Zeus (photo here) stood on the rocky cliff of Pergamum overlooking the city. It had been built in 197-159 by King Eumenes II to commemorate King Attalus I victory over the Galatians. Zeus was worshipped here and called “Zeus the Savior” This altar is now in the Berlin Museum where its 100 foot long carved marble panel details the battle between the giants and the gods who won the battle of order over the chaos.
(Zeus altar illustration here)
(Photos of altar here and here)
(Details concerning Pergamum here)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I help the weak?
Am I sure not to take advantage of the weak and the unsuspecting?
I will assist the Lord in his work of defending the weak and vulnerable.
  "Do not move an ancient boundary stone
    or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
for their Defender is strong;
    he will take up their case against you."
- Proverbs 23:10-11
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Ruth 1 Joshua 3-4
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Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

This is a view of the ancient Nabatean city of Avdat in the Negev in southern Judah. This city was Established by the Nabateans in 100's BC. In 106 AD the Nabatean empire, including Avdat, was placed under Roman rule by Trajan. Nabateans established oasis settlements and a trading network between these settlements between Syria and Arabia from the Euphrates to the Red Sea. Avdat was one of the Nabatean's establishments on the Spice Route.
Avdat peaked during the Byzantine period beginning in 325 AD until Avdat
was destroyed by the Persians in 614 AD. The Nabateans established cities
in places where there was not enough rain to support a population. But, the
Nabateans carefully managed their water supply and grew rich on the trade
routes. They channeled all water into cisterns. Avdat has four wine presses
used to press the grapes they amazingly grew.

(More details here and here. Photos here.) (click on image for larger size)

Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

Details of King Ahab of Israel sparing the live of the Aramean king, Ben Hadad, in 1 Kings 20:21-43 after the Lord had delivered Ben Hadad into Ahab's hands to be killed.
(click on image for larger size)

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