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May
14

1st Samuel 2 Notes

Chapter 2

v. 13: It is interesting to note how the depravity of Eli’s sons is presented here.  As best I can understand, the priests’ allotted portions (according to the law) were the breast and thigh (Leviticus 7:31-33 and Exodus 29:26-28) which were not the most prized portions of a sacrifice.  The best portions (fat, kidneys, and so forth) were the sacrifice.  Here, however, it seems that the priests had adopted a different practice that everyone accepted as fair (despite its being unlawful).  This seems in keeping with the general ignorance that dominated the time of the judges.  Nevertheless, the sons of Eli were unwilling even to hold to this second standard of behavior, and openly took the choice parts raw (with the fat).

v. 18: This statement seems intended to point out Samuel as a kind of spiritual prodigy.

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