The sanctuaries of Shiloh and Dan lasted until the deportation of Israel (Judges xviii.
30); that of Shiloh claimed an equally high ancestry (r Sam.
The priesthoods of Shiloh and Dan could boast of an illustrious origin (I Sam.
Just as we have in Assyria an Ishtar of Arbela and an Ishtar of Nineveh (treated in Assur-bani-pal's (Rassam) cylinder 2 like two distinct deities), as we have local Madonnas in Roman Catholic countries, so must it have been with the cults of Yahweh in the regal period carried on in the numerous high places, Bethel, Shechem, Shiloh (till its destruction in the days of Eli) and Jerusalem.
Despite the capture of the ark after the disastrous battle of Shiloh, Yahweh had in the end shown himself through a destructive plague superior in might to the Philistine Dagon.