XX (grace ), 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.