John, like Samuel, is dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth.
Samuel then orders Agag brought to him, and "Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal" (1 Sam.
The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.
The two dined together at the high place, and Samuel predicted great things in store for Saul.
Samuel refuses to forgive Saul's offense, and turns to leave.
Samuel received his authority from Eli, who is viewed by the Samaritans as a schismatic and evil priest because of his moving from Mount Gerezim to Shiloh and setting up an unauthorized shrine there.
The old priest, however, sent Samuel back to sleep.
Samuel accuses Saul of disobeying God's command, but Saul objects that the cattle were taken only to offer to God as sacrifice.
Samuel then separates from Saul, leaving the king with a depleted force of just six hundred men.
Samuel (Hebrew: ?????????) was an important leader in the history of ancient Israel and Judah.
Samuel then invites Saul to join him at Gilgal where his kingship will be reaffirmed.
Later, when Saul has come to see David as a threat to his throne and attempts to kill him, David flees to Samuel at Ramah for protection.
The people insisted, and God himself confirmed their decision, commanding Samuel to do as they wished.
After the people admit their sin, Samuel changes his attitude and declares he will not "sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you."
Saul battles the Philistines and other enemy tribes with success, and Samuel seems to give Saul a second chance.
After she gave birth to Samuel and weaned him, Hannah did as she had promised, dedicating her son to God and leaving him in the care of Eli at Shiloh.
The literal translation of the name Samuel (Shemu'el in Hebrew) is Name of God (from Shem, meaning "name" and El, an ancient Israelite name for God).
Notwithstanding his taking offense at Saul's usurping the priestly role at Gilgal, Samuel was liberal in his view of the priesthood, affirming that laypersons could indeed offer certain types of sacrifice.
Eli asked Samuel to honestly recount to him what he had been told, and upon receiving the communication merely said that God should do what seems right to him.
The biblical story of Samuel raises many questions.
The Books of Chronicles connects Samuel to later priestly traditions.
When Samuel fails to arrive at the appointed time, Saul proceeds with a sacrificial offering to God.
The Books of Chronicles refers to several historical/prophetic works which provide possible sources of the story of Samuel.
God then instructs Samuel to go to Bethlehem, to the house of a man named Jesse, among whose sons the new king will be found.
The next day, before sending him on his way, Samuel made several prophecies concerning Saul and anointed him, declaring: "Has not the Lord anointed you leader over his inheritance?"
Samuel, in good prophetic fashion, declares: "To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams" (1 Sam.
Samuel was then told by God that the wickedness of the Eli's sons had resulted in their dynasty being condemned to destruction.
Contents of the former work may indeed be found in today's story of Samuel; the other two texts have been lost, unless parts of them are to be found in our Books of Samuel.
Saul dramatically clings to Samuel's garment, which rips, and Samuel declares that God has torn the kingdom from Saul.
Immediately afterward, Samuel appears and declares that Saul has sinned grievously.
Meanwhile, before reaching full manhood, Samuel began to hear a voice during the night.
Samuel continued as judge over Israel all the days of his life.
Samuel's death is reported in 1 Samuel 25, the text noting that "all Israel mourned for him and buried him in his own town of Ramah."
After the third such calling, Eli told Samuel that the voice belonged to God and instructed him to say "speak Yahweh, for your servant is listening" (1 Sam.
In Bethlehem, Samuel assembles Jesse's family and the town elders for a sacrificial meal.
In 1 Chronicles 26:28, Samuel the seer dedicated gifts to the sanctuary, and 1 Chronicles 9:22 credits him with having ordained the "porters in the gates."
Texture influences many physical aspects of soil behavior.
Samuel delivers what is commonly called his "farewell address" (1 Sam.
Samuel's mother was Hannah, the wife of Elkanah.
To punish them, Samuel prays that God will send rain during the wheat harvest—an act that could mean the ruin of the crop—and indeed a powerful storm descends.
Samuel is still upset with the people for demanding a king.
Samuel is described as having grieved deeply and having prematurely aged as a result of the failure and divine rejection of Saul.
The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground.
The woman duly conjures the spirit of Samuel.
Soon, while on his way to a "high place" to worship, Samuel encountered a tall, handsome youth named Saul who was searching for his father's lost donkeys.
Rabbinical tradition has much to say about Samuel.
Samuel worked mostly in the tribal area of Ephraim and Benjamin but reportedly became a famous judge and prophet throughout the area that later became the kingdoms of Israel and Judah.
Despite God's presence with Samuel, 1 Samuel 4 describes two subsequent disastrous defeats of the Israelites by the Philistines.