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Shiloh Excavations

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The Shiloh Excavation is one of ABR’s most important research projects. The Tabernacle stood at Shiloh for 300 years, where the people of Israel gathered to worship. This is where the Ark of the Covenant resided! We have a number of core goals for the Shiloh dig:

  • Investigate the location of the biblical tabernacle and any associated structures.
  • Uncover evidence of the biblical sacrificial system.
  • Understand daily life in Israel at the time of the Conquest and the period of the Judges.
  • Introduce the new technologies of wet-sifting and computerization in the field.
  • Equip students and volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to scientifically excavate in the Land of the Bible.
  • Build on the regional understanding of life in the Highlands of Israel gained by ABR's previous excavations at Khirbet Nisya (1979-2002) and Khirbet el-Maqatir (1995-2016).

 (March 2, 2024) Dear Friends of the Shiloh Excavations,

After months of prayer and counsel, we are moving forward with the 2024 Shiloh Excavation season. The Antiquities Authority has issued our dig permit, and our hotel will be open. Volunteers can now register for the Shiloh Dig/Tours and pay the $500 deposit. After you register, our staff will follow up with more information and instructions. The situation in Israel could change at any time and cause cancellation of the Dig, so all volunteers must purchase travelers’ insurance covering loss of life, repatriation, illness, and flight cancellation. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver as well. We ask you to continue to pray with us for all plans connected to the 2024 season. Pray most of all for peace and safety in Israel for our entire team, and the nation more broadly. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support and partnership.

Yours in Christ Jesus, The ABR Leadership Team

All registration information may be found here:

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Excavation / Tour Costs

1. Pre-Dig Tour: $1850 (check in Sat 5/11 PM, tour Sun 5/12 AM to Sun 5/19 AM check out [Diggers remain at hotel])

2. One Week: $1100 (any one week interval, Sun PM check in to Sat AM check out)

3. Two Weeks: $2100 (any two week interval, Sun PM check in to second Sat AM check out)

4. Three Weeks: $3000 (any three week interval, Sun PM check in to third Sat AM check out)

5. Four Weeks: $3700 (Sun 5/19 PM check in to Sat 6/15 AM check out)

6. Post-Dig Tour: $1975 (Sat 6/15 PM check in, tour Sun 6/16 to Mon 6/24 AM check out)

7. 5th Week -- Restoration Team: $950 (Sun 6/16 PM check in to Sat 6/22 AM check out)

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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.

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Phone: 717-859-3443

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