Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Hannah ” means grace

Hannah : one of the wives of Elkanah, and mother of Samuel. 1Sam 1,2 (B.C. 1141.) A hymn of thanks giving for the birth of her son is in the highest order of prophetic poetry, its resemblance to that of the Virgin Mary comp. (1 Samuel 2:1-10) with Luke 1:46-55 see also (Psalms 113:1) ... has been noticed.

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