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Morrish Bible Dictionary
A prophet, a Nazarite from his birth, raised up by God to be His servant because Israel had failed in its priests, and every man was doing that which was right in his own eyes. He was one whom God answered when he called upon Him, Psalm 99:6 , and is classed with Moses as intercessor with God. Jeremiah 15:1 . Samuel was also a faithful judge in Israel, and acted as priest when Eli and his sons were dead. His history is given in the books that bear his name. He is called SHEMUELin 1 Chronicles 6:33 .
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Samuel'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​s/samuel.html. 1897.