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Shiloh was a town in the territory assigned to Ephraim which was Joshua's tribe (Numbers 13:8). This became both the political and religious center of Israel during its early years in the land. Since the name essentially means "rest," and had been applied by Jacob as a name of the promised Savior (Genesis 49:10), it seems possible that its name was given by Joshua, who thought it would be an appropriate location for the tabernacle. There is no obvious connection with the Shiloh of Jacob's prophecy (Genesis 49:10), unless the town was named in reference to this Messianic prophecy.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8