Archaeologists have probably discovered the location of the Tabernacle at Silo


Archaeological research on the site of Silo in Samaria has made it possible to find what could well be the Tabernacle. This building dates from the time of Eli and Samuel and matches the dimensions stated in the Bible.

In 2019, archaeologist Scott Stripling and 200 others uncovered various artifacts at the site of the ancient Silo that matched the biblical story, as well as a monumental building from the time of the Tabernacle. This year, new excavations have uncovered other exciting elements for “digging into the Bible”.

Archaeologist Scott Stripling, interviewed by CBN shared his point of view on the possible presence of the Tabernacle on this excavation site.

"I'm not ready to say that I know for sure, but I'll tell you what we have is a building that matches the dimensions of the Tabernacle. It's from the Iron One period, which is the period of the Tabernacle". 

A gate dating from the time of Eli was also discovered. It is very likely that it is where, according to the Bible, Eli would have learned of the capture of the Ark of the Covenant as well as the death of his sons.

Silo's dig site is an important place in the Bible. This is where Eli lived, where Joshua divided the Promised Land between the 12 tribes of Israel and where Hannah prayed for a son from the Lord.

Melanie Boukorras

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