Shiloh in Easton's Bible Dictionary
generally understood as denoting the Messiah, "the peaceful
one," as the word signifies (Gen. 49:10). The
translates the word, "he who is to be sent," in
allusion to the
Messiah; the Revised Version, margin, "till he come
and the LXX., "until that which is his shall come to
is most simple and natural to render the expression,
as in the
Authorized Version, "till Shiloh come," interpreting
it as a
proper name (comp. Isa. 9:6).
Shiloh, a place of rest, a city of Ephraim, "on the
of Bethel," from which it is distant 10 miles (Judg.
modern Seilun (the Arabic for Shiloh), a "mass of
ruins." Here the tabernacle was set up after the
18:1-10), where it remained during all the period of
till the ark fell into the hands of the Philistines.
"No spot in
Central Israel could be more secluded than this
sanctuary, nothing more featureless than the
so featureless, indeed, the landscape and so
secluded the spot
that from the time of St. Jerome till its re-
discovery by Dr.
Robinson in 1838 the very site was forgotten and
unknown." It is
referred to by Jeremiah (7:12, 14; 26:4-9) five
after its destruction.
Shiloh in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Genesis 49:10. The Messianic interpretation is evaded by
translated "until he (Judah) shall come to Shiloh," Judah
leading in the march (Numbers 2:3-9; Numbers 10:14); and when
Israel came to Shiloh they pitched the tabernacle there
(Joshua 18:1-10), and Judah's principality ceased. But the
town Shiloh did not exist in Jacob's time, and Judah did not
lose the preeminence there; nor indeed did Judah, but Moses
and Aaron, lead Israel in the wilderness. Shiloh means "the
Peacemaker", "the Prince of peace" (Isaiah 9:6), from shalah
"to be at peace." Solomon ("peaceful") typically (Psalm 72),
Messiah antitypically, fulfils the prophecy (Gesenius, Keil,
etc.). The ancient versions, however, almost unanimously
translated "He to whom, it belongs," "He whose right it is":
Ezekiel 21:27 (Septuagint, Aqu., Symm., Syriac, Saad., Onk.,
Targum Jer., all except Vulgate and Pseudo Jon.).
Shiloh in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Shiloh in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A name of Jesus
-2. City of Ephraim, north of Beth-el, and on the highway
Beth-el to Shechem
Tabernacle located at
Jos 18:1-10; Jud 18:31; 21:19; 1Sa 1:3,9,21,24;
78:60; Jer 7:12
Seat of government during the time of Joshua
The place of rendezvous for the tribes
Jos 22:9,12; Jud 21:12
Eli lived at
1Sa 1:9; 4:12,13
Eli dies at
Ahijah the prophet lives at
Devoted men from, killed by Ishmael
Shiloh in Smiths Bible Dictionary
In the Authorized Version of the Bible Shiloh is once used as
the name of a person, in a very difficult passage, in Ge 49:10
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the
gathering of the people be." Supposing that the translation is
correct, the meaning of the word is peaceable or pacific, and
the allusion is either to Solomon, whose name has a similar
signification, or to the expected Messiah, who in Isa 9:6 is
expressly called the Prince of Peace. [MESSIAH] Other
interpretations, however, of the passage are given, one of
which makes it refer to the city of this name. [See the
following article] It might be translated "The sceptre shall
not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his
feet, till he shall go to Shiloh." In this case the allusion
would be to the primacy of Judah in war,
Jud 1:1,2; 20:18; Nu 2:3; 10:14 which was to continue
until the promised land was conquered and the ark of the
covenant was solemnly deposited at Shiloh.
Shiloh in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
shi'-lo (shiloh): The prophecy in Gen 49:10, "The scepter
shall not depart from Judah, .... until Shiloh come," etc.,
has been the subject of very diverse interpretations. the
Revised Version margin gives as alternative renderings, "
`Till he come to Shiloh having the obedience of the peoples'
Or, according to the Syriac, `Till he come whose it is,'
etc." (1) From the earliest times the passage has been
regarded as Messianic, but the rendering in the text, which
takes "Shiloh" as a proper name, bearing a meaning such as
"peaceful" (compare Isa 9:6, "Prince of Peace"), labors
under the difficulty that Shiloh is not found elsewhere as a
personal name in the Old Testament, nor is it easy to
extract from it the meaning desired. Further, the word was
not personally applied to the Messiah in any of the ancient
VSS, which rather assume a different reading (see below).
Apart from a purely fanciful passage in the Talmud (compare
Driver, Gen, 413), this application does not appear earlier
than the version of Seb. Munster in the 16th century (1534).
(2) The rendering, "till he come to Shiloh," where Shiloh is
taken as the name of a place, not a person, is plausible,
but is felt to yield no suitable sense in the context. It
is, therefore, now also set aside by most recent scholars.
(3) The 3rd rendering, which regards Shiloh as representing
the Hebrew shelloh = shiloh for 'asher low, "whose (it is),"
has in its favor the fact that this is evidently the reading
presupposed in the Septuagint, the Peshitta, and the this is
evidently the reading presupposed in the Septuagint, the
Peshitta, and the Jewish Targums, and seems to be alluded to
in Ezek 21:27, "until he come whose right it is." In this
view the passage has still a Messianic reference, though
critics argue that it must then be regarded as late in
origin. Other interpretations need not detain us. See for
details the full discussions in Hengstenberg's Christology,
I, 54 ff, English translation, the commentaries of
Delitzsch, Driver, and Skinner, on Genesis (especially
Excursus II in Driver), and the articles in the various
See also PROPHECY.
Shiloh in Wikipedia
Shiloh (šīlō Hebrew: שִׁיל֔וֹ or šīlōh Hebrew: שילה) is a
figure mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in Genesis 49:10 as part
of the benediction given by Jacob to his son Judah. Jacob
states that "the scepter will not depart from Judah... until
The translation and interpretation of this verse is subject to
Shiloh Scripture - 1 Kings 14:2
And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and
disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of
Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there [is] Ahijah
the prophet, which told me that [I should be] king over this
Shiloh Scripture - Joshua 22:12
And when the children of Israel heard [of it], the whole
congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves
together at Shiloh, to go up to war against them.
Shiloh Scripture - Joshua 22:9
And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the
half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the
children of Israel out of Shiloh, which [is] in the land of
Canaan, to go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their
possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the word
of the LORD by the hand of Moses.