2:35 faithful priest. While the statement in 3:20 that Samuel was “established” as a prophet of the Lord suggests Samuel may have been the fulfillment of this prediction, the clearer fulfillment comes in the person of Zadok, who served as high priest alongside Abiathar under David (2 Sam. 8:17 note) and came to preeminence under Solomon (1 Kin. 2:35). The descendants of Zadok held the high priesthood from the time of Solomon to the time of Antiochus Epiphanes and the Maccabees (for details see “Introduction to the Intertestamental Period”).
my anointed. This is the second allusion to the coming king in this chapter (v. 10 note).