6:25 The sons of Elkanah:
6:28 The sons of Samuel:
Joel the firstborn 5 and Abijah the second oldest.
2 tn Heb “and Achimoth.”
3 tc The consonantal Hebrew text (Kethib) has, “Elkanah, his son, Elkanah.” The marginal reading (Qere) is “Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah.” The text probably originally read simply, “Elkanah his son.”
4 tc After the last named individual (“Elkanah” in v. 27) some LXX
5 tc The Hebrew text lacks the name יוֹאֵל (yo’el, “Joel”), which has probably dropped out due to homoioteleuton (note the last three letters of the preceding name שְׁמוּאֵל (shÿmuel, “Samuel”).