1 Sam 1:9

1:9 temple. The mention of a “doorpost” here and “doors” in 3:15, as well as sleeping quarters in 3:2, 3, may suggest a more permanent structure than the tent of Moses’ time. Other designations for the structure in Samuel are “the house of the Lord” (v. 7; 3:15) and “the tent of meeting” (2:22). From 2 Sam. 7:6 it is clear that before the time of David the tabernacle or temple was a tent and not a permanent structure.