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4 August, 20094 August, 2009 0 comments Travel: Shiloh - Biblical heartland Travel: Shiloh - Biblical heartland

Shiloh - just as you read it... In the Biblical heartland

Shiloh is so full of history - the kind I have poured hours over - reading and mail-exchange with David Rubin, today former mayor of Shiloh and author of, God, Israel and Shiloh. So much so, I sensed a need to be there and experience the walk up to the place where the Ark of the Covenant once rested for 369 years; stand in the synagogue where childless Hannah gave birth to her son Samuel who became the great Prophet of Israel; just be there where hero Joshua divided the land among the ten tribes; even a meeting ground for future love stories...

And this came to be when I made my visit to Israel last October. The world calls the place, West Bank. I still prefer it the way it was, Biblical Samaria. It is an hour's drive from Jerusalem. The winding roads we drove through from Jerusalem, I later learned was the famed Route 60 (today, 'slightly re-routed and re-paved', according to David) - the Road of the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and also one that many would avoid today as it continues to be in the news for shooting attacks, including causalities. As we passed a road between 2 looming mountains that led through Bethel, our guide Yaron's voice boomed in the quiet of the bus, 'This is called the Eye of the Thieves'.

I remember the pulsing of nerves and the blood rush into my head and bre

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I have visited and traveled the Holy Land, no better description, for pilgrimage, a tour and even for a Bible feast and have yet not had enough. It is so true when people say, 'The Bible comes alive' - every stone talks here!


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