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Shiloh

SHILOH (shī'lō, Heb. shīlōh). 1. The person referred to in the prophecy of Jacob in Gen.49.10: “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs,” or as the footnote reads, “until Shiloh comes.” This has been interpreted in many different ways. The ASV footnote has “Till he come to Shiloh, having the obedience of the peoples.” Or, according to the Syrian, “Till he come whose it is.” The NIV has “until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his.” The principal interpretations are the following: