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Which has a son whose name means "I asked the Lord for him" in Hebrew: Elkanah and Hannah or Abraham and Sarah?




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Answer: Elkanah and Hannah

According to 1 Samuel 1:20, the Hebrew version of the name Samuel ( Shmoel ) means "I asked the Lord for him" in Hebrew.

According to the JPS, the name derives from the phrase sha'ul me'el, asked of God.

1 Samuel 1:20 - And it came to pass, when the time was come about, that Hannah conceived, and bore a son; and she called his name Samuel: 'because I have asked him of the LORD.'


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