New Living Translation
Then he would return to his home at Ramah, and he would hear cases there, too. And Samuel built an altar to the LORD at Ramah.
King James Bible
And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house, and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar to Jehovah.
World English Bible
His return was to Ramah, for there was his house; and there he judged Israel: and he built there an altar to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and his returning is to Ramath, for there is his house, and there he hath judged Israel, and he buildeth there an altar to Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:17 Built an altar - That by joining sacrifices with his prayers, he might the better obtain direction and assistance from God upon all emergencies. And this was done by prophetical inspiration, as appears by God's acceptance of the sacrifices offered upon it. Indeed Shiloh being now laid waste, and no other place yet appointed for them to bring their offerings to, the law which obliged them to one place, was for the present suspended. Therefore, as the patriarchs did, he built an altar where he lived: and that not only for the use of his own family, but for the good of the country who resorted to it.
"From Beth-horon to Emmaus it was hilly."--It was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem.--"To eight hundred only, dismissed the army, (Vespasian) gave a place, called Ammaus, for them to inhabit: it is sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem." I inquire, whether this word hath the same etymology with Emmaus near Tiberias, which, from the 'warm baths,' was called Chammath. The Jews certainly do write this otherwise... "The family (say they) of Beth-Pegarim, and Beth Zipperia was out of Emmaus."--The …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Early the next morning the people built an altar and presented their burnt offerings and peace offerings on it.
1 Samuel 1:1
There was a man named Elkanah who lived in Ramah in the region of Zuph in the hill country of Ephraim. He was the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, of Ephraim.
1 Samuel 1:19
The entire family got up early the next morning and went to worship the LORD once more. Then they returned home to Ramah. When Elkanah slept with Hannah, the LORD remembered her plea,
1 Samuel 2:11
Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the LORD by assisting Eli the priest.
1 Samuel 8:4
Finally, all the elders of Israel met at Ramah to discuss the matter with Samuel.
1 Samuel 9:12
"Yes," they replied. "Stay right on this road. He is at the town gates. He has just arrived to take part in a public sacrifice up at the place of worship.
1 Samuel 14:35
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first of the altars he built to the LORD.
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