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Shiloh (biblical city) is located in the West Bank
Shiloh (biblical city)
Location in the West Bank
Location Shilo, West Bank
Region Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate
Coordinates 32°03′20″N 35°17′22″E / 32.055556°N 35.289528°E / 32.055556; 35.289528
Cultures Canaanite, Israelite, Roman
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Condition ruins
Public access yes

Shiloh was an ancient city in Samaria mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament. It has been positively identified with modern Khirbet Seilun, a tell or archaeological mound, called in Modern Hebrew Tel Shiloh. It is located in the West Bank, to the west of the modern Israeli settlement town of Shilo and to the north of the Palestinian town of Turmus Ayya. Relative to other archaeological sites, it is south of ancient Lebonah and 16 kilometres (10 mi) north of Bethel.

Shiloh was the major Israelite worship centre before the first Temple was built in Jerusalem.

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