So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a door post of the temple of the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock
Silo; either in some private house, or in the porch before the tabernacle. She complied with the entreaty of her husband. (Menochius)
Stool. Hebrew, "Heli was sitting upon a throne, near the steps, leading to the palace of the Lord. "It is also called the temple, or the house of God, though it was only a tent, Matthew xii. 4. Perhaps women were not allowed to go beyond the porch.