Shiloh - Genesis 49:10
When Jacob thought he was about to die, he invited all his sons unto himself at his deathbed for the last blessings. At the turn of Judah, Jacob said that the scepter would not depart from his Tribe until Shiloh came.
Christians in general assume that’s a prophecy about Jesus, and I have researched about the matter, and happened to have found out that’s not true.
The Tribe of Judah had grown to become the leader over all the other Tribes, and kept the monopoly to exert hegemony over them all. That’s the scepter that would not depart from Judah till Shiloh came.
After the death of Solomon, Prophet Ahijah from Shiloh took his coat and went out to meet Jeroboam, who was the leader of forced labor among the Northern Tribes. As the Prophet met Jeroboam, he tore his coat in twelve parts and gave ten to Jeroboam, saying that God had decided to split the Tribes in two Kingdoms, and that ten of those Tribes would be governed by Jeroboam.
That’s when Shiloh came, and Judah lost the hegemony over ten of the Tribes. (I Kings 11:29-32) It’s important to understand that Shiloh is not the Prophet who came from his home city called Shiloh, but the split between the Tribes and the secession of the Ten Tribes. Isaiah, the Prophet considered the Secession of the Ten Tribes as the worst thing to happene to Israel, second only to the destruction of those Tribes by the Assyrians. (Isa. 7:17)
Rehoboam, the King who had succeeded Solomon his father did not understand and started preparing the Country for civil war when Shemaiah, the man of God dissuaded him by making him understand that Shiloh had come. He got it and recalled the Army. (I Kings 12:21-24)
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