MembersShiloh – Where God Put His Name at the First

In this third installment of our series on “Guiding God’s Land,” tour guide Stan Goodenough takes us to Shiloh – the first national capital of Israel.

By Stan Goodenough | | Topics: Guiding God's Land
The entrance to ancient Shiloh, first national capital of Israel.
The entrance to ancient Shiloh, first national capital of Israel. Photo: Stan Goodenough

Significant Scriptures

But when you cross over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety, then there will be the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide. (Deuteronomy 12:10-11)

“But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I set My name at the first…” (Jeremiah 7:12)

Today, Christian Pilgrim, we will travel north from Jerusalem to visit the city that was designated as national Israel’s first capital, centuries before King David moved the centre of his kingdom to “the Stronghold of Zion.”

Departing Jerusalem, we join an ancient south-north highway that begins way down in Beersheba before ascending to traverse the high ground of Eretz Yisrael – the country’s mountain spine.

We intersect this road after it has passed through Hebron and Bethlehem, and travel along it via Bethel and Ai to reach Shiloh, a 35-minute...

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