Search
 

More From Region

 

Tel Shiloh

Tel Shiloh was a religious center for the Israelites even before Jerusalem: it was the place the children of Israel brought the Tabernacle

On this Page:

Tel Shiloh is a place of significant beginnings for the Jewish People, and even without grand palaces or powerful walls, it is one of the most dramatic sites in the country.

There,  in the territory of the tribe of Ephraim, the children of Israel brought the Tabernacle (Josh. 18:1). making Shiloh a religious center for the Israelites even before Jerusalem.
The path to the mound has a beautiful view of the valley where one of the most colorful stories in the Bible took place – the summer grape-harvest festival when the daughters of Shiloh came out dancing and the men of Benjamin sought brides from among them (Judges 21:15-23).  

Visitors can stand at the exact place on Tel Shiloh where some scholars believe the Tabernacle stood. This would also be the spot where Hannah came to pray for a son. Later, she dedicated that son, Samuel, to serve in the Tabernacle. It was from Shiloh that the Ark was taken into battle and temporarily lost to the Philistines. Shiloh has a visitor center with an interesting model of the Tabernacle and an engaging audiovisual presentation.

 

For reservations and guided tours, call the visitor center at +972-(0)2-9944019 or +972-(0)52-720-3415


 

Sites & Attractions

 
The ancient Monastery of the Cross, located in the Valley of the Cross in central Jerus...
Mini Israel is the “Showcase of Israel.” Exhibited in it are 385 exact models, at a sca...
There are three Churches of the Ascension built on the Mount of Olives, and this chapel...
Dominus Flevit (meaning "The Lord Wept") is a beautiful teardrop chapel which...
This marvelous church is a landmark of the city of Jerusalem, and is the site where the...
Site of a Church since at least the 6th century, this spot is believed to be the locati...
 

Accommodations

 
Simple, dome-roofed rooms. The site overlooks the Ayalon Valley, Latrun Monastery and c...
Hotel rooms overlook the mountains of Judea and are suitable for small families. Some r...
Nof Canaan guest house has spacious self-catered studios and apartments with panoramic ...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Jewish_Sites