Thursday, June 13, 2013

New at Tel Shiloh

From my visit Tuesday:-

The Danish Basilica has new openings and the new mosaic floor revealed.

The new area on the northern plateau beginning to be uncovered.

The Byzantine-period street paving south of the entrance to the Tel.

The uncovered mosaic of the third basilica, probably one of the earliest.

Presumbaly the quarry area at the north plateau.


Something I found:

...At the end of the narrative about Dan conquering and inhabiting the city of Laish, it is noted that the “house of God” was at Shiloh (Judges 18:31). Since the attack on Hazor by Deborah and Barak occurred ca. 1208 BCE and the Ark of the Covenant was removed from Shiloh and fell into Philistine hands ca. 1102 BCE, the removal or destruction of the “house of God” at Shiloh likely occurred at the same time of this Philistine victory, which probably resulted in the destruction of the city (1 Samuel 4:10-11; 1 Samuel 7:2; Jeremiah 26:6-9). Thus, the conquest of Laish by the tribe of Dan would have occurred sometime between the end of the 13th  century BCE and the end of the 12th century BCE.


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