Elkanah (El-kay´nuh; Heb., “God created [the one in the womb]”)

The name of five men in the Bible. The best known is Samuel’s father, who favored his infertile wife, Hannah, whom God eventually pitied and allowed to bear a son (1Sam 1-2).

1Sam 1-2

Samuel's Birth and Dedication
1There was a certain man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham son of El ... View more

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