Jesus in the Old Testament

70. Eli, Samuel and the Men of the Cloth

As Dr. Bramson begins a new section of Scripture, he examines the early life of Samuel. Many people mistakenly believe that no one knew about the coming Messiah during this time period. However, an examination of Hannah’s prayer shows that she was very familiar with the the prophecies of Messiah’s coming.  After Samuel was weaned, Hannah gave him back to the LORD so Samuel was raised by old Eli and his wicked sons. Eli’s sons were acting as high priests on his behalf, yet they were very wicked. What were they doing that was so wicked? What can we learn from this colorful cast of charecters?

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