Shilo in Binyamin? – Atlases for Zevachim 118b

I have uploaded the following atlases from Daat Mikra Atlas to help in understanding Zevachim 118b.  Please note on the first atlas that Gilgal, Nov, Givon, are in the portion of Binyamin and Jerusalem is on the border. 

The second atlas shows the issue with Shilo.  While Ephraim does juxtapose Binyamin, Shilo is far north of the Binyamin border and deep into Ephraim territory, as the psukim state that Shilo is north of Beit El.   Thus, the only way for Shilo to be in Biyamin is if there was a strip of Binyamin that entered deep into the southern portion of Ephraim.


About Rabbi Dov Linzer

Rabbi Dov Linzer is the Rosh HaYeshiva and Dean of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, a groundbreaking Orthodox smicha program. Rabbi Linzer spearheaded the development of YCT to create an innovative four year smicha program which provides its students with rigorous talmud Torah and halakhic study and sophisticated professional training in the context of a religious atmosphere which cultivates openness and inclusiveness. Rabbi Linzer has published Halakha and machshava articles in Torah journals and lectures widely at synagogues and conferences on topics relating to Halakha, Orthodoxy, and modernity. He is most recently the awardee of the prestigious Avi Chai Fellowship.
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