Altar Horns, Ceramic Pomegranates, and Other Evidence of the Ancient Jewish Sanctuary at Shiloh

January 17, 2020 | Scott Stripling
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According to the Bible, the Tabernacle—the portable shrine constructed by Moses that served as the precursor to the First Temple—was placed in the city of Shiloh, and remained there for most of the time before the establishment of the monarchy. The archaeologist Scott Stripling has spent several years excavating Shiloh and has found evidence suggesting that the city was indeed a center of Israelite worship, including what appear to be the “horns” (square protrusions) of an altar and ceramic pomegranates. He discusses his findings and methods in conversation with Amanda Borschel-Dan. (Audio, 33 minutes. Text is available at the link below.)

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