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Eli, The High Priest

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Eli, The High Priest: (a) Last of the Judges, judged the Israelites for forty years (931-891 BCE). High Priest in the Tabernacle in Shiloh. Samuel’s teacher. (b) Common Jewish name.
The High Priest Eli, Samuel's Father, Early Years of Samuel, War with the Philistines, Eli's Death, The Holy Ark in Captivity, Return of the Holy Ark
891 BCE
Eli the High Priest died upon learning that the Holy Ark containing the Tablets was captured by the Philistines, and that his two sons were killed in battle. Eli was the 13th in the line of the "Shoftim" ("judges") who led the People of Israel during the ...
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Eli's Lineage Eli was a descendant of Ithamar, the fourth and youngest son of Aaron the High Priest. He became High Priest (Kohen Godol) after the death of Pinehas, the son of Elazar, Ithamar's older brother. We are not told why Eli succeeded to the High ...
How are we to reconcile the loftiness of Rosh Hashanah with the mundane subject of a significant part of its prayers? Chanah's prayer offers the response to this profound question.
The Haftorah of the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah talks of Chanah, a childless prophetess who was eventually blessed with a child -- Samuel. Here are the circumstances which surrounded this special birth.
For an informed reading of I Samuel 1:1–2:10
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A Most Important (and Mostly Forgotten) Jewish Site
Prior to the Temples in Jerusalem, a temple stood in Shiloh, an ancient town in Samaria, for no less than 369 years.
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