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Lesson 21- 1 Samuel 1-3, 8
“book” in the KJV always = “scroll” or perhaps occasionally “tablet”, but not book.
A book is a codex, plural codices. Wikipedia.
The Hebrew Bible began to be translated into Greek (“The Septuagint”) around 250-200 BC.
Hannah = “grace” or “favor”
Hannah is a feminine noun form of a masculine verbal name, which we know as the name John.
Jeho+ hannan Jehannan> John “God has favored”
Or, to switch the order of the verb and divine name, hannan +yahu/yeho > Hannaniah.
Eli ≠ Elimelech
Elimelech= “God is my king” whereas Eli =” high/exalted/ascended”
Hebrew Eli = Arabic Ali, like Muhammed Ali, Ali Baba, or Aliyah (the Arabic feminine version.)
Greek +Dead Sea Scrolls versions of the Old Testament call Samuel a Nazirite.
“Issue of blood” and Leviticus 25.
sons of belial = “good for nothings”
President George Q. Cannon
“Do not, brethren, put your trust in man [or woman] though he be a Bishop, an Apostle or a President; if you do, they will fail you at some time or place; they will do wrong or seem to, and your support be gone; but if we lean on God, He never will fail us. When men and women depend on God alone and trust in Him alone, their faith will not be shaken if the highest in the Church should step aside. … Perhaps it is His own design that faults and weaknesses should appear in high places in order that His Saints may learn to trust in Him and not in any man or woman.”
Carlfred Broderick, “The Core of my Faith” in My Parents Married on a Dare and Other Favorite Essays, Deseret Book.
Samuel is an Ephraimite in 1 Samuel 1:1-2, but in 1 Chronicles, he’s listed among the Levites.
On the history of the Word of Wisdom, see “The Adoption of a New Interpretation of the Word of Wisdom” in Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890-1903 by BYU history professor Thomas Alexander (partially available here beginning on p. 259) and here and accompanying bibliography.