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Dear Friends,

I am profoundly disappointed that due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic we were forced to cancel the 2020 summer excavation at Shiloh. My attention has now turned to the 2021 season. The ABR team is on the verge of major discoveries at Shiloh, and I would love for you to be a part of this. We will also be filming a major documentary in 2021. Registration for the 2021 season will open in July 2020.

I encourage you to make plans to register for summer 2021. Each registration that comes in puts a smile on my face.

Digging the Bible!

Dr. Scott Stripling

Director of Excavations

Shiloh, Israel





“Go now to my place that was in Shiloh, where I made my name dwell…” –Jeremiah 7:12


May 7, 2021 - June 21, 2021




 Pre-Dig Tour: Friday May 7 to Sunday May 16, 2021 with Dr. Mark Hassler

Four Weeks of Excavation: Sunday May 16 to Saturday June 12, 2021 (Join us for 1 to 4 weeks!)

Post Dig Tour: Sunday June 13 to Monday June 21, 2021 with Gary Byers, Assistant Shiloh Dig Director




The Shiloh Excavation is one of ABR’s (Associates for Biblical Research) 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).

Do you want to help with this historic dig? Click on ONE of these links for more information:

  • Do you want to get your hands dirty and join us on the dig? You can find out more information on volunteering for the dig by clicking here
  • Can’t join us on the ground, but want to be part of our special Shiloh Financial Team and support the Dig? You can do that by clicking here



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.


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