ContentBlocks 8 1 Ads Shiloh Standard copy

Research Topics

The remains of a city gate were unearthed in excavations at Shiloh, Israel, led by the Associates for Biblical Research. Scott Stripling, the director of the excavations, identified the gate system based on a variety of factors. The team had discovered that the glacis, or defensive embankment, against the city wall ended at a certain point along the northern perimeter wall. This gap corresponded with the city’s entrance, which had an intentionally terraced slope up to it. This year, the ABR team discovered the gate’s piers and socket stones. A gate in the northern wall makes sense, as the main spring for ancient Shiloh was located a kilometer north of the city. This may have been the gate where Eli died upon hearing the news that the Ark of the Covenant had been captured in battle (1 Sam. 4:18).


 Read more BREAKING NEWS articles here:

Research Categories


ABR fulfills its mission through memberships and generous donations from supporters.

Join us in our mission! No matter what your level of interest, from keeping abreast of the fascinating research that comes out of the field work, to actively participating in an archaeological dig, you can become an integral part of our ministry.

Please click here for our support page.


Phone: 717-859-3443

Toll Free:  800-430-0008

email: [email protected]

PO Box 144, Akron, PA 17501

Click here for our Privacy Policy


 f logo RGB Blue 114  spotify icon
 yt icon rgb  assets.amazonmusic
 Instagram Glyph Gradient  apple podcast bug

Site Maintained By: Louise Street Marketing Inc.

abrwebtemplate36 1/1/2021