Leviticus 17:1-5 and Numbers 18:6-8 state that only Levites should offer sacrifices, and only at the tabernacle. However, we find Samuel offering sacrifices at a location other than a tabernacle, and Samuel was not a Levite (I Samuel 1:1-2, 20; 7:7-9).
Samuel was a Levite; Samuel was the son of Elkanah, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi (see I Chronicles 6:1-28). 1 Furthermore, although he did not offer the sacrifices at the tabernacle, this was a special case, and Samuel was a prophet of the LORD. When God gives a general rule, He can issue exceptions when necessary.
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- http://www.berenddeboer.net/sab/1sam/7.html#v9, accessed 12 August 2014 ↩