The Daily Telegraph is reporting the discovery of a fourth-century church, dubbed “the Church of the Ark,” in the biblical town of Shiloh. You can check out PaleoJudaica and Magic Statistics for the details.
In 1 Samuel, Shiloh was the home of the ark of the covenant. It was there that Eli ministered and mentored the young prophet Samuel. Jewish residents of modern day Shiloh are hoping the archeological team keeps digging in hopes of turning up some trace of the previous Israelite shrine.