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One of the greatest prophets an the very last of the Shoftim, passing the leadership on to Shaul appointed as the first King

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Did Samuel delay fulfilling the commandment of God?

In 1 Samuel 9:16 God tells Samuel that the next day he is sending a man from Benjamin whom Samuel is to anoint as king. Samuel meets Saul and rather than simply anoint him, he invites him to a meal (...
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When did the Jews cry out about their king in fulfillment of Shmuel's prophecy?

In 1 Shmuel 8 Shmuel the Navi explains the laws of the king to the Jewish people and concludes with an apparent prophecy in pasuk 18: וּזְעַקְתֶּם֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא מִלִּפְנֵ֣י מַלְכְּכֶ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר ...
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Chanah Earned Shmuel Through Niddah, Challah, and Ner Shabbos?

Dinonline quotes the Hagahos Maimonos (Zeraim, 30) who suggests Chanah earned a son like Shmuel HaNavi because she was so careful with Niddah, Challah, and Ner Shabbos. I can't find this Hagahos ...
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How did Hannah dedicate Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:11?

1 Samuel:11 NASB And she made a vow and said, “Lord of armies, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your bond-servant and remember me, and not forget Your bond-servant, but will give Your ...
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Samuel knew Torah at the age of two?

I was listening to a shiur and the rabbi said that Samuel knew Torah by the age of two. He didn't give any source for this, however. Is there any source for what he said?
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Why Shmuel and Rus

The Gemara in Shabbos 113b says on the possuk in Mishlei תן לחכם ויחכם עוד and on this posuk Rabbi Elazar says this is Rus and Shmuel. Apart from what the proofs the Gemara brings. I want to know why ...
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Blot out the memory of Amalek or kill his descendants?

Can a prophet issue commands that go beyond the Torah? The Torah says only to blot out Amalek's memory: The Lord said to Moses, "... I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."...
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Did Samuel write his book before he was born?

The Talmud (Berachot 31b) records the following statement: ותדר נדר ותאמר ה' צבאות אמר רבי אלעזר מיום שברא הקב"ה את עולמו לא היה אדם שקראו להקב"ה צבאות עד שבאתה חנה וקראתו צבאות אמרה חנה ...
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How could Samuel sacrifice not in the central place with the Levites?

In Leviticus 17, we find: 17 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them, This is the thing that the Lord has commanded. 3 If ...
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How did Chana vow that her son should be a Nazir?

How did Chana vow that her son (Shmuel hanavi) should be a Nazir, when the (Gemara Sotah 23a) says a woman can't impose Nezirut on her son?
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Why were Nazarites forbidden to touch anything made of grapes, but we make a brocha over wine on Sabbath?

In numbers 6:1-21, there are a number of requirements for somebody who takes a Nazarite vow. Among them are that the Nazarite "... shall abstain from wine and strong drink: he shall drink no vinegar ...
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Doros Rishonim on Shmuel writing tanach

I was hoping someone could point me in a more precise direction as to where the work Doros Rishonim (by Rav Yitzchak Issacc HaLevi) speaks about the opinion of some Bible scholars that Shmuel wrote/...
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Why does God command Shmuel to be deceptive?

In Shmuel alef perek 16 it seems like God commands Shmuel to be deceptive, chalilah. He is sent to anoint a new king. The conversation goes וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֵיךְ אֵלֵךְ, וְשָׁמַע שָׁאוּל ...
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How was Shmuel permitted to kill Agag?

How was Shmuel Hanavi, who was a nazir (Nazir 66a, Rambam Nezirus 3:16) allowed to kill Agag if in doing so he became tamei l'mais? I am looking for answers other than Shmuel using a wooden sword or ...
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Why does Samuel turn to leave and then kill agag?

In Samuel I 15:27 Samuel turns to leave then Saul admits guilt, asks for forgiveness, and prostrates, and then Samuel summons Agag and kills him. It seems that had Saul not stopped Samuel, he would ...
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Why did the people want a king?

Why did the people want a king? Why couldn't they just find another shofet ("judge"-ruler, as in the book of Judges)? Can't also shofets lead in battle (Joshua, et al.)?
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Shmuel running and walking

My sixth grade students asked me today: In Shmuel Aleph Perek Gimel Shmuel becomes a Navi. It says in vs. 5 that Shmuel ran to Eli. In vs. 6 and 8 is says that he went to Eli. Why the difference? (I ...
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How did 'Eli know HaShem was calling to Shemuel?

In Shemuel I (3:1) the Pasuk tells us that prophecy was a very rare phenomenon. How, then, did 'Eli realize that Shemuel was receiving prophecy and not merely dreaming?
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Why does Shmuel respond to Hashem before he knows he is a Navi? [closed]

In Shmeul Aleph Perek Gimel Shmuel becomes a Navi. Pasuk Gimel Pasuk Daled it says that Hashem called to Shmuel and he(Shmuel) said Hineni. But them Pasuk Hey continues by saying the Shmuel ran to ...
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