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The Philistines Capture the Ark of the Covenant

Previously on the History of Israel, Eli the priest was asked by the LORD why he honored his sons before honoring POWER. The LORD began to speak to Samuel. When Samuel was called, initially he thought it was Eli calling him.

Nevertheless, it was the LORD and Samuel learned how to hear and listen to the voice of the Sovereign LORD. Samuel also learned of the horrible things the LORD would perform against Eli and his sons.

The Philistines Capture the Ark of the Covenant

From the north in Dan to the south in Beersheba, Israel knew that Samuel would become the established prophet of the LORD. He would speak to the entire nation the words of the Almighty, much like Moses did. He was not just a judge, he was known as a prophet.

During Samuel’s days, the Philistines attacked Israel at Ebenezer and Aphek and killed about 4,000 Israelite soldiers. The worse part of this attack was that the Philistines were able to capture the ark of the covenant. Everyone knew what this meant… to be continued!

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