Samuel Meets Eli, the High Priest, at Shiloh
“And the child Samuel ministered unto Jehovah before Eli. And the word of Jehovah was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision.” I Samuel 3:1 ASV
Ilustration of the three-year-old Samuel being brought before Eli, the High Priest, by his mother Hannah. Hannah’s left hand is over her heart as she holds Samuel’s small hand. Samuel carries a small staff. Eli sits on a throne and reaches out for Samuel. There is a hanging lamp (left), two scrolls lying on a table and a bench, and a curtained window that reveals a town in the distance.
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Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 69