Although elkanah loved hannah and was very kind to her 1 samuel 15 8 peninnahs unkindness on top of her natural grief was too much for hannah to bear hannah cried out to god about her situation. In the process of time god answered hannahs prayer and she conceived and had a son because she had asked for him from the lord she named him samuel which means asked or heard of god ungers bible dictionary p 962 hannah kept her word as she had vowed after samuel was weaned she presented him to eli the priest. Hannahs story is very much like kerri strugs hannah was a great woman the mother of samuel one of israels outstanding prophets had it not been for her agony and the adversity in her life the birth of her first child would soon have been forgotten. Samuel was born as a gift and the result of the faithful prayer of his mother his life through the first and second books of samuel in the bible are dominated by prayer he goes on to become the last of the judges he constantly prayed for his people and this he learned from his dear mother hannah a faithful woman of god more bible stories. The bible text 1 samuel 1 28 21 10 18 21 1 there was a certain man of ramathaim zophim of the hill country of ephraim whose name was elkanah the son of jeroham son of elihu son of tohu son of zuph an ephraimite 2 he had two wives the name of the one was hannah and the name of the other peninnah
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