These amazing discoveries at Shiloh will fascinate you. Shiloh is rich with Biblical history and is a must-see on your next trip to Israel. The Bible comes to life, here at Shiloh.
Discoveries at Shiloh
There have been many archaeological digs in the ancient city of Shiloh. So many artifacts have been found, it really brings the stories in the Bible to life. Not only have artifacts been found such as pottery but archaeologists have also believed they have found a street, a winepress, an olive press, a family burial site, a ritual pool, and a water cistern.
With all of these things, you can really see how the people lived back in the day. The stories really come to life, you can really imagine people walking down the street, and taking sacrifices to the Tabernacle.
Shiloh was the first capital before the first Temple was built in Jerusalem. This is where the Tabernacle stood for 369 years, this is the structure that held the Ark of the Covenant before the Temple was built. Shiloh is mentioned many times during the book of Joshua, Judges, and Samuel.
One of the well-known high priests was Eli, who lived in Shiloh for many years. Additionally, the story of Hannah took place here. Hannah was the mother of Samuel. Finally, it is unknown when the city was exactly destroyed. However, it is mentioned later in the book of Jeremiah 7:12, “Go now to my place that was in Shiloh, where I made my name dwell at first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.”
The most recent settlement of Shiloh was established in 1978, this is when excavations began. One cool thing to know about the modern city of Shiloh is that the Synagogue was built to look like the Tabernacle. Looks pretty cool.