Fathers in the Bible: Eli, the Negligent Father

We first meet Eli when Hannah prays for a child.  He believe her to be drunk because of her fervent prayers. When Samuel is weaned, Hannah takes him to Eli at the temple.  From there, Eli serves as his teacher and a father figure. However, Eli also has sons of his own.  The name Eli means “jehovah is high or my god”. […]

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