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Lexicon :: Strong's H7887 - šîlô

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as שִׁילֹה (H7886)
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Strong’s Definitions

שִׁילֹה Shîylôh, shee-lo'; or שִׁלֹה Shilôh; or שִׁילוֹ Shîylôw; or שִׁלוֹ Shilôw; from the same as H7886; Shiloh, a place in Palestine:—Shiloh.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H7887 in the following manner: Shiloh (32x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H7887 in the following manner: Shiloh (32x).
  1. Shiloh = "place of rest"

    1. a city in Ephraim and temporary home of the Ark of the Covenant and the Tabernacle, the place where Samuel grew up

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׁילֹה Shîylôh, shee-lo'; or שִׁלֹה Shilôh; or שִׁילוֹ Shîylôw; or שִׁלוֹ Shilôw; from the same as H7886; Shiloh, a place in Palestine:—Shiloh.
STRONGS H7887: Abbreviations
שִׁלוֺ, שִׁולוֺ, שִׁלֹה proper name, of a location (originally שִׁלוֺן, see adjective, of a people (otherwise BaNB § 224 b), which also shews that √ שׁול, שׁיל, was posited when text of Kings was fixed, compare Dr 2 Samuel 15:12); — שִׁלוֺ Judges 21:19; 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Samuel 3:21; 1 Samuel 14:3; Jeremiah 7:14 (on destruction of Shiloh see We 2 Samuel 8:17), Jeremiah 26:9; Jeremiah 41:5, מִשְׁכַּן שׁ׳ Psalm 78:60; שִׁילוֺ Judges 21:21 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 7:12; שִׁלֹה Joshua 18:1, 8, 9, 10; Joshua 19:51; Joshua 21:2; Joshua 22:9, 12 (all P or R), Judges 18:31; Judges 21:12; 1 Samuel 1:3, 9; 1 Samuel 2:14; 1 Samuel 3:21; 1 Samuel 4:3, 4, 12; 1 Kings 2:27; 1 Kings 14:2, 4; Jeremiah 26:6 (variant reading שִׁלוֺ in all these [21 times] given by Gi as Qr). — Σηλωμ, Σηλω(ν). — Modern Seilûn, approximately 91/2 miles north-northeast of Bethel: (Beitîn), BuhlG 178 DrHast. DB SHlLOH.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:1; 18:8; 18:9; 18:10; 19:51; 21:2; 22:9; 22:12


18:31; 21:12; 21:19; 21:21

1 Samuel

1:3; 1:9; 1:24; 2:14; 3:21; 3:21; 4:3; 4:4; 4:12; 14:3

2 Samuel

8:17; 15:12

1 Kings

2:27; 14:2; 14:4




7:12; 7:14; 26:6; 26:9; 41:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7887 matches the Hebrew שִׁילֹה (šîlô),
which occurs 32 times in 30 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:1 - Now that the land was under Israelite control, the entire community of Israel gathered at Shiloh and set up the Tabernacle.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:8 - As the men started on their way to map out the land, Joshua commanded them, “Go and explore the land and write a description of it. Then return to me, and I will assign the land to the tribes by casting sacred lots here in the presence of the LORD at Shiloh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:9 - The men did as they were told and mapped the entire territory into seven sections, listing the towns in each section. They made a written record and then returned to Joshua in the camp at Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - And there at Shiloh, Joshua cast sacred lots in the presence of the LORD to determine which tribe should have each section.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:51 - These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the tribal leaders allocated as grants of land to the tribes of Israel by casting sacred lots in the presence of the LORD at the entrance of the Tabernacle[fn] at Shiloh. So the division of the land was completed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:2 - They came to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan and said, “The LORD commanded Moses to give us towns to live in and pasturelands for our livestock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:9 - So the men of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh left the rest of Israel at Shiloh in the land of Canaan. They started the journey back to their own land of Gilead, the territory that belonged to them according to the LORD’s command through Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:12 - So the whole community of Israel gathered at Shiloh and prepared to go to war against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:31 - So Micah’s carved image was worshiped by the tribe of Dan as long as the Tabernacle of God remained at Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:12 - Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found 400 young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:19 - Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, south of Lebonah and north of Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:21 - When you see the young women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to the land of Benjamin to be your wife!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:3 - Each year Elkanah would travel to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to the LORD of Heaven’s Armies at the Tabernacle. The priests of the LORD at that time were the two sons of Eli—Hophni and Phinehas.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:9 - Once after a sacrificial meal at Shiloh, Hannah got up and went to pray. Eli the priest was sitting at his customary place beside the entrance of the Tabernacle.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:24 - When the child was weaned, Hannah took him to the Tabernacle in Shiloh. They brought along a three-year-old bull[fn] for the sacrifice and a basket[fn] of flour and some wine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:14 - the servant would stick the fork into the pot and demand that whatever it brought up be given to Eli’s sons. All the Israelites who came to worship at Shiloh were treated this way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:21 - The LORD continued to appear at Shiloh and gave messages to Samuel there at the Tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:3 - After the battle was over, the troops retreated to their camp, and the elders of Israel asked, “Why did the LORD allow us to be defeated by the Philistines?” Then they said, “Let’s bring the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD from Shiloh. If we carry it into battle with us, it[fn] will save us from our enemies.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:4 - So they sent men to Shiloh to bring the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, who is enthroned between the cherubim. Hophni and Phinehas, the sons of Eli, were also there with the Ark of the Covenant of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:12 - A man from the tribe of Benjamin ran from the battlefield and arrived at Shiloh later that same day. He had torn his clothes and put dust on his head to show his grief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:3 - Among Saul’s men was Ahijah the priest, who was wearing the ephod, the priestly vest. Ahijah was the son of Ichabod’s brother Ahitub, son of Phinehas, son of Eli, the priest of the LORD who had served at Shiloh.
No one realized that Jonathan had left the Israelite camp.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:27 - So Solomon deposed Abiathar from his position as priest of the LORD, thereby fulfilling the prophecy the LORD had given at Shiloh concerning the descendants of Eli.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:2 - So Jeroboam told his wife, “Disguise yourself so that no one will recognize you as my wife. Then go to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh—the man who told me I would become king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:4 - So Jeroboam’s wife went to Ahijah’s home at Shiloh. He was an old man now and could no longer see.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:60 - Then he abandoned his dwelling at Shiloh,
the Tabernacle where he had lived among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:12 - “‘Go now to the place at Shiloh where I once put the Tabernacle that bore my name. See what I did there because of all the wickedness of my people, the Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:14 - So just as I destroyed Shiloh, I will now destroy this Temple that bears my name, this Temple that you trust in for help, this place that I gave to you and your ancestors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:6 - then I will destroy this Temple as I destroyed Shiloh, the place where the Tabernacle was located. And I will make Jerusalem an object of cursing in every nation on earth.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:9 - “What right do you have to prophesy in the LORD’s name that this Temple will be destroyed like Shiloh? What do you mean, saying that Jerusalem will be destroyed and left with no inhabitants?” And all the people threatened him as he stood in front of the Temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:5 - eighty men arrived from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria to worship at the Temple of the LORD. They had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes, and cut themselves, and had brought along grain offerings and frankincense.
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