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Khirbet Seilun
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(Arabic “Ruins of Shiloh”; also Tel Seilun or Tel Shiloh; Hebrew “Hill of Shiloh”). Site of the biblical city Shiloh. Situated about 16 km north of Jerusalem and 16 km south of Shechem, the tel is just west of the Israeli town of Shiloh and north of the Palestinian settlement Turmus Ayya. In the Bible, Shiloh was the site of the tent of meeting during the pre-monarchic period. Philologists Edward Robinson and Eli Smith identified the connection of Arabic “Seilun” with Hebrew “Shiloh” in 1838. The first excavations were undertaken in 1926 by a team of Danish scholars under the direction of Hans Kjaer.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Khirbet Seilun
Seilun, Khirbet (Arabic “Ruins of Shiloh”; also Tel Seilun or Tel Shiloh; Hebrew “Hill of Shiloh”). Site of the biblical city Shiloh. Situated about 16 km north of Jerusalem and 16 km south of Shechem, the tel is just west of the Israeli town of Shiloh and north of the Palestinian settlement Turmus Ayya.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seilun, Khirbet
SEILUN, KHIRBET (M.R. 177162). Khirbet Seilun, in the heart of the territory of Ephraim a short distance E of the main road leading from Jerusalem to Shechem, is identified with the biblical town of Shiloh. Throughout the ages its location was not forgotten. In the Middle Ages, Eshtori ha-Parhi described