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|An early prophet and father of Shmuel HaNavi.|
Elkana was a Levite and father of Shmuel Hanavi. Elakan himself was a Navi and he is identified as being the anonymous prophet that prophesied to Eli Hakohen about his punishment and the severance of his family. He lived three generations before the building of the first temple, at a time when the Mitzva of Aliyah Laregel was starting to wane amongst the Jewish Nation. Elkana revived this Mitzva by each holiday traveling up to Shilo with his family using a different rout. Each year more and more people would see and join, until the entire nation was once again keeping this commandment.
Elkanah is buried in the village of Kadita along side the Amorah Rebbe Bena. A traditional location for his Kever has long been recognized and built up. Recently Yisroel Meir Gabbi and his organization Ohali Tzadikim claimed that based on his research of the area and descriptions of early pilgrims to the grave, that the true Kever is a few dozen meters away from the currently identified location.