Hannah Author:Jan Roadarmel Ledford Like all women, Hannah's roles in her life changed: child, maiden, wife, mother and servant. But one thing remained constant: her desire to be in the presence of god. — Hannah, which means "grace" in Hebrew, journeys through a life filled with trauma: a childhood incident in a village by the Jordan River; the sacrificial offering of a beloved fri... more »end; being accosted at the Tabernacle in Shiloh by one of the priest's sons; marriage to a man she does not know; barrenness. Through all of this, and more, Hannah's faith is tested against the backdrop of Israel, a nation mired in profanation.
What exactly is God calling Hannah to do? Will Hannah's love for god remain strong?« less