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Samuel and his father Elkanah (1 Chronicles 6:27) are shown in this chapter to be descendants of Kohath, the son of Levi (1 Chronicles 6:1). This explains the fact that he was able to offer sacrifices as a priest. Moses and Aaron were also descendants of Levi. However, in 1 Samuel 1:1, Elkanah is said to be from Ephraim. The Levites, of course, had been dispersed among all the tribes of Israel, including Ephraim. Thus, Samuel could be said to be an Ephraimite geographically and a Levite genetically.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8