Hannah was "reduced to tears" (1 Samuel 1:7) each year because she couldn't have children, and she was taunted by her husband's other wife, Peninnah
, who had borne children (1 Samuel 1:6).
Pressured to produce an heir, Elkanah marries Peninnah
, a jealous woman who makes Hannah's life miserable.
(35.) Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Peninnah
Kako, Jennifer Kibicho, and Patricia E.
(83) Oftentimes in ancient Israel, as in other polygamous societies, polygamy resulted in antagonism between the wives, whether because one was more favored (Rachel and Leah (84)) or because one was barren and the other bore children (also Rachel and Leah, as well as Hannah and Peninnah
The five continental winners included Peninnah
Aligawesa Kabenge (Africa-Uganda), the Bradesco Sports and Education Progamme and Centre (Americas-Brazil), Zaiton Othman (Asia-Malaysia), Aikaterini Nafplioti-Panagopoulos (Europe-Greece), and Roseline Blake (Oceania-Cook Islands).
Suwanteerangkul, Jiraporn, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Peninnah
Oberdorfer, Darawan Thapinta, Albert W.
Schram introduces and provides commentary to these rich stories of over forty religious, wisdom and puzzle tales, each of which demonstrates wisdom and understanding as King Solomon learns lessons from birds and ants, and other protagonists receive valued wisdom.
Schram notes that the oral traditions within Jewish culture emphasize "the human connection between a teacher/storyteller and the student/ listener ...
Then again, there was bitter strife between Elkanah's two wives Hannah and Peninnah
(1 Samuel 1:2).
A modern child chooses a different heroine and must defend her choice to the local costume contest judges in Peninnah
Schram's unusual story, with inviting drawings by Tammy L.