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Shiloh (Place)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city in the hill country of Ephraim, centrally located between Shechem to the north and Bethel to the south. Joshua and the tribes of Israel camped here after the settlement in the land. Home of the ark of the covenant and the tabernacle during the time of Joshua to Samuel.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shiloh
Shiloh (שִׁלֹה‎, shiloh). A city in the hill country of Ephraim, centrally located between Shechem to the north and Bethel to the south. Joshua and the tribes of Israel camped here after the settlement in the land. Home of the ark of the covenant and the tabernacle during the time of Joshua to Samuel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shiloh (Place)
SHILOH (PLACE) [Heb šı̄lōh (שִׁלֹה)]. A place N of Bethel inside the land of Canaan where the Israelites convened sacred assemblies in the days before Solomon established the Jerusalem temple as the major center of Yahwistic worship (Joshua 19:51; Judg 18:31; 21:12–21). The priests who presided at
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shiloh
Shiloh. Town identified with Tell Seilun located 10 miles northeast of Bethel, 12 miles southeast of Shechem, and 3 miles east of the road between Shechem and Jerusalem, precisely fitting the description of its location in Judges 21:19. In addition to the continuity of the name of the site and its fitting
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shiloh
Shiloh shīʹlō [Heb. šilōh, šilô, šîlô]. A town in Ephraim that was the center of tribal administration and worship for the twelve Israelite tribes from the time of Joshua until its destruction (probably by the Philistines) about 1050 b.c. The prominent tell of Shiloh, about 5 hectares (12 acres)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shiloh
SHILOH Town identified with Tell Seilun, located 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) northeast of Bethel, 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) southeast of Shechem, and 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) east of the road between Shechem and Jerusalem, precisely fitting the description of its location in Judges 21:19. In addition
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shiloh
Shiloh (shi´loh), an ancient religious center of Israel. Located about ten miles north of Bethel to the east of the Jerusalem-Nablus road (Judg. 21:19), it is identified with modern Khirbet Seilun. Shiloh was the administrative and religious center for the Israelite tribes during the early settlement
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shiloh
SHILOH1. The enigmatic term Shiloh probably comes from the Heb. root sh-l-h meaning “to be secure, tranquil, at rest.” In Gen 49:10 it seems to refer to a person whom many identify as the coming Messiah. As a proper name, it could be translated “rest giver.” As Jacob looked to the future, he might well
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shiloh
SHILOH. According to Jdg. 21:19, Shiloh is situated ‘north of Bethel, on the east of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah’. This identifies it as the modern Seilun about 14km N of Bethel (Beitin) and 5 km SE of el-Lubban. The site was excavated by Danes between 1926 and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shiloh
Shiloh (Heb. šilōh)An ancient holy site in the north-central territory of Ephraim, some 27 km. (17 mi.) N of Bethel, 3 km. (2 mi.) E of the main road, at Tell Seilûn (178162). It was the chief northern shrine through much of the premonarchic period, the site of the ark (1 Sam. 1–3), the tent of meeting
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Shiloh
SHILOH A town in Mount Ephraim. Its location is described in the Bible as ‘a place which is on the north side of Beth-El, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Beth-El to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah’ (Judg. 21:19). Shiloh was a religious center of the tribes and after the conquest
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shiloh
Shi´loh (place of rest), a city of Ephraim. In Judges 21:19 it is said that Shiloh is “on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah.” In agreement with this the traveller of our own day, going north from Jerusalem, lodges
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