Hannah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Hannah

gracious; merciful; he that gives

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Hannah

(grace), one of the wives of Elkanah, and mother of Samuel. 1Sam 1,2 (B.C. 1141.) A hymn of thanks giving for the birth of her son is in the highest order of prophetic poetry, its resemblance to that of the Virgin Mary comp. (1 Samuel 2:1-10) with Luke 1:46-55 See also (Psalms 113:1) ... has been noticed.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Hannah

The pious wife of a Levite of Ramathaim-Zophim, named Elkanah, and mother of Samuel, B. C. 1171. She had earnestly besought the Lord for him, and freely devoted him to serve God according to her vow. She was afterwards blessed with three other sons and two daughters, 1 Samuel 1:1-2:21.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Favour, grace, one of the wives of Elkanah the Levite, and the mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 1; 2). Her home was at Ramathaim-zophim, whence she was wont every year to go to Shiloh, where the tabernacle had been pitched by Joshua, to attend the offering of sacrifices there according to the law (Exodus 23:15; 34:18; Deuteronomy 16:16), probably at the feast of the Passover (Comp. Exodus 13:10). On occasion of one of these "yearly" visits, being grieved by reason of Peninnah's conduct toward her, she went forth alone, and kneeling before the Lord at the sanctuary she prayed inaudibly. Eli the high priest, who sat at the entrance to the holy place, observed her, and misunderstanding her character he harshly condemned her conduct (1 Samuel 1:14-16). After hearing her explanation he retracted his injurious charge and said to her, "Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition." Perhaps the story of the wife of Manoah was not unknown to her. Thereafter Elkanah and his family retired to their quiet home, and there, before another Passover, Hannah gave birth to a son, whom, in grateful memory of the Lord's goodness, she called Samuel, i.e., "heard of God." After the child was weaned (probably in his third year) she brought him to Shiloh into the house of the Lord, and said to Eli the aged priest, "Oh my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord. For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: therefore I also have granted him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he is granted to the Lord" (1 Samuel 1:27, 28, R.V.). Her gladness of heart then found vent in that remarkable prophetic song (2:1-10; Comp. Luke 1:46-55) which contains the first designation of the Messiah under that name (1 Samuel 2:10, "Annointed" = "Messiah"). And so Samuel and his parents parted. He was left at Shiloh to minister "before the Lord." And each year, when they came up to Shiloh, Hannah brought to her absent child "a little coat" (Hebrews meil, a term used to denote the "robe" of the ephod worn by the high priest, Exodus 28:31), a priestly robe, a long upper tunic (1 Chronicles 15:27), in which to minister in the tabernacle (1 Samuel 2:19; 15:27; Job 2:12). "And the child Samuel grew before the Lord." After Samuel, Hannah had three sons and two daughters.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HANNAH

han'-a (channah, "grace," "favor"; Hanna): One of the two wives of Elkanah, an Ephraimite who lived at Ramathaim-zophim. Hannah visited Shiloh yearly with her husband to offer sacrifices, for there the tabernacle was located. She was greatly distressed because they had no children. She therefore prayed earnestly for a male child whom she promised to dedicate to the Lord from his birth. The prayer was heard, and she called her son's name Samuel ("God hears"). When he was weaned he was carried to Shiloh to be trained by Eli, the priest (1 Samuel 1). Hannah became the mother of five other children, three sons and two daughters (1 Samuel 2:2). Her devotion in sending Samuel a little robe every year is one of the tenderest recorded instances of maternal love (1 Samuel 2:19). She was a prophetess of no ordinary talent, as is evident from her elevated poetic deliverance elicited by God's answer to her prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10).

Byron H. Dement

Strong's Hebrew
2584. Channah -- mother of Samuel
... 2583, 2584. Channah. 2585 . mother of Samuel. Transliteration: Channah Phonetic
Spelling: (khan-naw') Short Definition: Hannah. ... Hannah. ...
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Library

Hannah Praying Before the Lord.
... HANNAH PRAYING BEFORE THE LORD. The ... Shiloh. One day, Hannah, the wife of
a priest named Elkanah, came to the Tabernacle to worship. ...
/.../mother stories from the old testament/hannah praying before the lord.htm

Works by Hannah Whitall Smith
... WORKS BY HANNAH WHITALL SMITH. THE CHRISTIAN'S SECRET OF A HAPPY LIFE No. 02.
Cloth.75c. No. 03. Cloth, gilt edges. [USD]1.00 No. 04. White cloth, boxed. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/secret power/works by hannah whitall smith.htm

About the Prefigured Change of the Israelitic Kingdom and ...
... Chapter 4."About the Prefigured Change of the Israelitic Kingdom and Priesthood,
and About the Things Hannah the Mother of Samuel Prophesied, Personating the ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 4 about the prefigured change.htm

Samuel the Boy Prophet
... Elkanah, a Zuphite of the hill country of Ephraim, lived at Ramah with his two wives,
Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/samuel the boy prophet.htm

The History of Saul
... This history maketh mention that there was a man named Elkanah which had two wives,
that one was named Hannah, and the name of the second Peninnah. ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the history of saul.htm

A True Story
... All alone in the evening grey,. Sick and dying, poor Hannah lay; Through the broken
pane the cold wind swept,. Poor Hannah shivered, and moaned, and wept. ...
/.../bevan/hymns of ter steegen and others second series/a true story.htm

That More Might be Given and Gotten.
... Now let us look a bit at the second of these, the portrait of Hannah the Hebrew
woman. ... A leaderless people! This is the niche of the Hannah story. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on prayer/that more might be given.htm

The Child Samuel.
... Now, at one time there lived in a little cottage on the hill of Ramah, not far from
what is now Jerusalem, a certain man named Elkanah, whose wife Hannah had a ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/the child samuel.htm

Samuel --The Child of the Temple.
... the temple. When Eli was high priest a man named Elkanah came up from Ramah
to worship, and Hannah his wife went with him. She was ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xvii samuelthe child of.htm

Prayer and God's Work
... If Hannah's prayer for a son had been answered at the time she set for herself,
the nation might never have known the mighty man of God it found in Samuel. ...
/.../bounds/the essentials of prayer/vii prayer and gods work.htm

Thesaurus
Hannah (13 Occurrences)
... Thereafter Elkanah and his family retired to their quiet home, and there, before
another Passover, Hannah gave birth to a son, whom, in grateful memory of the ...
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Hannah's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Hannah's (1 Occurrence). 1 Samuel 1:13 For Hannah's
prayer came from her heart, and though her lips were ...
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Elkanah (20 Occurrences)
... He had two wives, Hannah, who was the mother of Samuel, and Peninnah. Int. ...
Of his two wives, Hannah, the childless, was best beloved. ...
/e/elkanah.htm - 14k

Barren (44 Occurrences)
... Of females that bear no issue: `aqar: Sarah (Genesis 11:30); Rebekah (Genesis
25:21); Rachel (Genesis 29:31); Manoah's wife (Judges 13:2, 3); Hannah (1 Samuel ...
/b/barren.htm - 23k

Eli (36 Occurrences)
... In Eli's first interview with Hannah (1 Samuel 1:12), she is the central figure;
in the second interview (1 Samuel 1:24), it is the child Samuel. ...
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Drunk (84 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV NAS RSV). 1 Samuel 1:9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in
Shiloh, and after they had drunk. ... 1 Samuel 1:13 Now Hannah spoke in her heart. ...
/d/drunk.htm - 34k

Elka'nah (20 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 1:8 And Elkanah her husband said unto her: 'Hannah, why weepest
thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? ...
/e/elka'nah.htm - 11k

Peninnah (2 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 1:2 and he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name
of other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. ...
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Penin'nah (2 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 1:2 And he had two wives: the name of the one was Hannah, and the name
of the other Peninnah; and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. ...
/p/penin'nah.htm - 6k

Conceiveth (27 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 1:20 and it cometh to pass, at the revolution of the days, that Hannah
conceiveth, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Samuel, 'for, from Jehovah ...
/c/conceiveth.htm - 13k

Concordance
Hannah (13 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 1:2
and he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:5
but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:7
And year by year, whenever she went up to the house of the Lord, she kept on attacking her, so that Hannah gave herself up to weeping and would take no food.
(BBE RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:8
Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep? Why don't you eat? Why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:9
So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of the temple of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:10
She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, and wept sore.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 1:13
Now Hannah spoke in her heart. Only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:15
Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I poured out my soul before Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:19
They rose up in the morning early, and worshiped before Yahweh, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and Yahweh remembered her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:20
It happened, when the time had come, that Hannah conceived, and bore a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked him of Yahweh."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 1:22
But Hannah didn't go up; for she said to her husband, "Not until the child is weaned; then I will bring him, that he may appear before Yahweh, and stay there forever."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 2:1
Hannah prayed, and said: "My heart exults in Yahweh! My horn is exalted in Yahweh. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 2:21
Yahweh visited Hannah, and she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters. The child Samuel grew before Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Hannah

Hannah: Children of

Hannah: Her Hymn of Praise

Hannah: Her Trials and Prayer, and Promise

Hannah: Samuel Born To, Dedicated Him to God, Leaves Him at the Temple

Hannah: Visits Samuel at the Temple from Year to Year

Satire: Hannah's Song of Exultation Over Peninnah

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Peninnah (2 Occurrences)

Penin'nah (2 Occurrences)

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Rendered (30 Occurrences)

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Double (49 Occurrences)

Remembered (120 Occurrences)

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Youth (169 Occurrences)

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Boy (94 Occurrences)

Drinking (114 Occurrences)

Beareth (108 Occurrences)

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Worthy (92 Occurrences)

Proper (62 Occurrences)

Troubled (244 Occurrences)

Dear (120 Occurrences)

Vow (49 Occurrences)

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Groweth (29 Occurrences)

Grief (252 Occurrences)

Grieve (29 Occurrences)

Weaned (9 Occurrences)

Weepest (3 Occurrences)

Fasting (34 Occurrences)

Rejoices (30 Occurrences)

Revolution (6 Occurrences)

Relationships (1 Occurrence)

Reckoneth (9 Occurrences)

Remembereth (19 Occurrences)

Rejoiceth (39 Occurrences)

Eatest (5 Occurrences)

Exulteth (6 Occurrences)

Exulted (5 Occurrences)

Enlarged (21 Occurrences)

Exults (8 Occurrences)

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Door-post (5 Occurrences)

Drunken (38 Occurrences)

Derides (2 Occurrences)

Doorpost (5 Occurrences)

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Boasts (18 Occurrences)

Birth (357 Occurrences)

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Coat (54 Occurrences)

Chair (6 Occurrences)

Attacking (73 Occurrences)

Side-post (2 Occurrences)

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Sorely (23 Occurrences)

Sorrowful (29 Occurrences)

Sharply (20 Occurrences)

Deeply (43 Occurrences)

Although (167 Occurrences)

Visited (40 Occurrences)

Deliverance (86 Occurrences)

Oppressed (81 Occurrences)

Hannathon (1 Occurrence)

Hankered (1 Occurrence)

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