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what does Siloh mean?


Is Shiloh just a place name or does it have a deeper meaning?

Thanks for your question.

Here is a modified definition from Easton's BibleDictionary.

Shiloh is generally understood as referring to the Messiah, "the peaceful one," as the word signifies Genesis 49:10.

Shiloh, a place of rest, a city of Ephraim, "on the north side of Bethel," from which it is distant 10 miles Judges 21:19.
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Here the tabernacle was set up after the Conquest Joshua 18:1-10 where it remained during all the period of the judges till the ark fell into the hands of the Philistines. "No spot in Central Palestine could be more secluded than this early sanctuary, nothing more featureless than the landscape around; so featureless, indeed, the landscape and so secluded the spot that from the time of its re-discovery by Dr. Robinson in 1838 the very site was forgotten and unknown." It is referred to by Jeremiah #Jer 7:12,14 26:4-9 five hundred years after its destruction.

I hope you have found this helpful.

God bless!

Mike
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