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Hannah & fecundity! 


What I don’t know about Hannah is Whether Hannah was the first or the second wife of Elkanah? 
If Penninah had been troubling her and drove her to the extent of soreness of her soul, was it engendered by a Leah-ish claim of having been the first wife to Elkanah and Hannah as an intruder?, or was Hannah the first wife and Penninah brought in like Hagar?
Facts are not furnish-able from the text of the Bible. 
But one thing emerges: Hannah prayed and she conceived and brought forth a boy child. Named him Samuel. 
Despite the effusive praise of Hannah in the lines of Deborah and Elisabeth, what is praiseworthy about Hannah is that she DID SOMETHING WHICH NO WOMAN DID, within the Bible. 
Even before she conceived the second time, she parted ways with her only child and gave him to serve in the temple. 
Can anyone imagine the extent to which Hannah must have felt about her barrenness? That it was provoked by Penninah, rather aggravated by Penninah, and is explicitly stated on the first chapter, but as a gratitude towards God for having removed that taint of having continued a Barren Woman, she was willing to part with Samuel, soon after he was weaned! 
That act of Hannah shouts: CALL ME CHILDLESS, BUT NOT BARREN! 
That she got at least 4 more children after Samuel was a bonus, but her parting with Samuel – the precious child – notwithstanding her vow before God is AMAZING! 

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