According to the surrounding narrative, the poem (1 Samuel 2:1–10) was a prayer delivered by Hannah, to give thanks to God for the birth of her son, Samuel. It is similar to Psalm 113 and the magnificent. Source
Why did Hannah cry bitterly and pray to God?
What is the meaning of Hannah’s prayer?
What was special about Hannah in the Bible?
What are qualities of Hannah?
What does the womb symbolize in the Bible?
Why was Hannah barren in the Bible?
What is the power of the womb?
The power of the womb has both been revered and feared for thousands of years now. Within it lies the power of life and of death. Here we have the capacity to harbor fertility that is beyond our capacity as women to give birth to a baby. Here is the seat of our wisdom, creativity, power, and sensuality.
What does Hannah's story teach us?
- 1 Samuel 1:1 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 6:26-27,33-35; or from Ramathaim Zuphim.
- 1 Samuel 1:20 Samuel sounds like the Hebrew for heard by God.
- 1 Samuel 1:22 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls always. I have dedicated him as a Nazirite—all the days of his life.”
- 1 Samuel 1:23 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac your
- 1 Samuel 1:24 Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac; Masoretic Text with three bulls
- 1 Samuel 1:24 That is, probably about 36 pounds or about 16 kilograms
- What has been the one pursuit in your life that you’ve been waiting for Yeshua to complete in your life?
- How have you been building on the promise?
- Have you been diligent in your plans while you’re in preparation for your season of motherhood?
I’d love to hear your response in the comment section below.