Now the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of meeting there. Joshua 18:1
Another amazing morning, today at Tel Shiloh, the early capital of the 12 tribes of Israel. The tabernacle was located here from the time of Joshua until King David moved it to Jerusalem. Our guide, aptly names Israel, shared much of the history of the area and the archeological discoveries. They think the tabernacle site has been discovered and expect their excavations will prove it. It was at this site that Steve taught about prayer from 1 Samuel 1, where Hannah prayed at this very place for a son.
We returned to Jerusalem and visited the Israel Museum. The model of Jerusalem in the second temple period was very impressive and informative. It gave us a sense of the location and distances between the places and buildings we read about in scripture. The Shrine of the Book is home to the renowned Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeological artifacts, and rare medieval manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible.
Next we visited Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. It is a strong thought provoking experience that I will not attempt to describe. Learn more at the website: www.yadvashem.org