16. Shiloh

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In this western view, the ruins of the ancient city of Shiloh are just left of center.

Significant Events: The tribes of Israel assembled and received their allotment of territory (Josh. 18–22). The tabernacle and ark of the covenant were set up here and remained for centuries (Josh. 18:1). Here Hannah prayed and dedicated her son Samuel to the Lord’s service (1 Sam. 1). The Israelites took the ark from Shiloh and were defeated by the Philistines, who then captured the ark (1 Sam. 4:1–11). (See BD Shiloh.)