Samuel: One Small Light

Samuel: One Small Light

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AN OLD PRIEST-ritual-weary, careworn, accustomed to God's silence. Two dissolute sons-a disgrace to the priesthood. The sanctuary service is in decline, and the future looks dim. But then a devout mother brings her wide-eyed child to Eli, the high priest, to be raised as a Nazirite. Under the watchful gaze of the miracle child, Eli's eyes shine with a new light. This boy is his helper, his support, his salvation. The boy wants so much to be near God that he insists on sleeping in the 'God place,' beneath the menorah. And there God talks to him.

The author draws on ancient Jewish sources to reconstruct daily life around the tabernacle during the period of the judges. With a cast of vivid characters, Samuel and his world come alive. We watch the transformation of blind Issachar, and relish God's providence in the affair of the red heifer and the death of the Azazel. We learn along with Samuel as Eli explains in authentic detail the sanctuary rites and the Day of Atonement ceremony. But as Eli loses his faculties, how will Samuel cope with the smoldering animosity of Hophni and Phineas? This book is for all who seek a God who brings new hope to hopeless situations.

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Paper Back
Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing Association
Printed: 2002
Pages: 208

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