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

 
Burma Road. The story of the siege of Jerusalem and the forging of a road through to th...
The winery was established in 1993 and it produces approximately 80,000 bottles annuall...
The winery was established in 2002 and it produces approximately 5,000 bottles annually
Park of Olives This is the home of the environmental sculpture entitled “The Olive Col...
The winery was established in 1996 and it produces 10,000 bottles annually. The winery ...
The winery was established in 1999 and it produces around 16,000 bottles annually. The ...
 

 Accommodations

 
Simple, dome-roofed rooms. The site overlooks the Ayalon Valley, Latrun Monastery and c...
Harmony Hotel is a boutiqe hotel with 50 rooms facing the roofs and the uniqe alles of ...
The Prima Royale is an exclusive hotel designed specifically to serve business traveler...
Hotel rooms overlook the mountains of Judea and are suitable for small families. Some r...
Jewish_Sites