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1. An ancient village of central Palestine northwest of the Dead Sea. In the Bible, it was a meeting place and sanctuary for the Israelites and the site of a tabernacle where the Ark of the Covenant was kept until its capture by the Philistines.
2. A locality in southwest Tennessee east of Memphis. The Civil War Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862) ended in the withdrawal of Confederate troops but claimed more than 10,000 casualties on both the Union and Confederate sides.


(Placename) a town in central ancient Palestine, in Canaan on the E slope of Mount Ephraim: keeping place of the tabernacle and the ark; destroyed by the Philistines


(ˈʃaɪ loʊ)

1. a military national park in SW Tennessee: Civil War battle 1862.
2. an ancient town in central Palestine, west of the Jordan River.
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Noun1.Shiloh - the second great battle of the American Civil War (1862)Shiloh - the second great battle of the American Civil War (1862); the battle ended with the withdrawal of Confederate troops but it was not a Union victory
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
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June 11--Spring Field Trip to Shilo and other points
He has now made it clear that he did not mean that Beit El and Shilo would be dismantled.
It would appear that the German military presence at Canadian Forces Base Shilo has come to an end.
Shilo and Anaiza Davies were married a year before taking a vacation to the island nation of Cape Verde, but an Immigration and Naturalization Service technicality forced Shilo to return home alone.
Of the $48 million decline in the balance of delinquent hotel loans, $38 million was due to the disposal of the Shilo portfolio in one of two Fitch-rated transactions with Shilo exposure.
On October 31, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid charges under the National Defence Act against a Canadian Armed Forces member at Canadian Forces Base Shilo near Brandon, Manitoba.
Bulldozers belonging to settlers today began to raze land in village of Qariout south of Nablus city in preparation for the laying of a road which will connect the two settlements Shilo and Eilih, imposing on the village's land.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler activity in the Northern West Bank, told Ma'an that settlers from Shilo set fire to fields in the village of Qaryut, destroying nearly 15 dunams of land on Monday.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, said the settlers threw rocks at the bus near the settlement of Shilo and at Palestinian cars travelling in the same area.
The Red Cross planned to put the family up for three nights at the Shilo Inn, but Ratliff said she didn't know where they would go after that.
I told this to the pope two years ago, and I mentioned that the places here in Israel have retained their names from biblical days - Jerusalem, Hevron, Jordan, Beit El, Shilo, Rachel's Tomb, etc.
The setting was a bone-chilling and windswept Shilo, Manitoba.