Sunday, May 28, 2006

They Got It Right

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have named their first biological child Shiloh Nouvel.

But what is Shiloh?

Shiloh appears in Genesis 49:10 and means: “The ruler to whom the people will submit.” In the Greek translation of the Old Testament, it is regarded as the first reference to the coming of Christ.

According to Easton’s 1897 Bible Dictionary, Shiloh denotes “the peaceful one” – a reference to the Messiah.

Shiloh is also an ancient village of central Palestine northwest of the Dead Sea. In the Bible, it was a meeting place and sanctuary for the Israelites and where the Ark of the Covenant was kept.

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