Go Now to Shiloh
In the Old Testament, God reveals himself to people in particular places so that they may communicate with and worship him. There are three broad categories for these places: temporary, movable, and permanent. Unlike the pagan deities, who were connected to the created world, God's worshipers had to rely on him to reveal himself. Communication was often difficult, but God made it possible through places such as Bethel, Shiloh, and the Tabernacle. In the New Testament, Jesus takes these categories and applies them to himself, showing that he is the primary access to God. Subsequently, the Holy Spirit comes and gives believers unprecedented access to God, making them connecting points between God and the world. Go Now to Shiloh explores the challenges believers have faced when communicating with God over the centuries, and shows what an immense gift we have as New Testament believers.
About the Author
N. Blake Hearson serves as associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Â