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The gemarah Megillah 16b indicates that the Mishkan in Shiloh was destroyed. There does not seem to be any outright statement in the pesukim that this is the case. It says (Shmuel Alef chapter 4) that the aron was taken captive, but does not explicitly state that the entire Mishkan was destroyed, which I would take to mean the full structure was completely decimated in a manner similar to the way the temples were destroyed.

From where do we know that the Mishkan in Shiloh was in fact completely destroyed?


For reference see the sources in this article including: Yirmiyahu 7:12-15, Zevachim 118b, Rambam on Mishnayos Zevachim 14:7. CF the Hebrew wiki entry

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    Jeremiah chapter ~26 says so almost explicitly. – msh210 Dec 22 '14 at 2:13
  • @msh210 that sounds less explicit to me than the other references I cited. I believe there is a distinction between calamity befalling a city and the destruction of a physical structure. The Mishkan moves from Shiloh to Nov and Givon, I don't see how that can happen if it was destroyed in the sense that the word chareiv is normally used. – rikitikitembo Dec 22 '14 at 3:08
  • Rashi Tehilim 74:8 says "Pelishtim Hechrivu Shilo" – Gershon Gold Jan 23 '15 at 17:13
  • Counter-evidence: אמר רבי חייא בר אבין אמר רבי יהושע בן קרחה סח לי זקן אחד פעם אחת הלכתי לשילה והרחתי ריח קטורת מבין כותליה hebrewbooks.org/… – Shmuel Brin Jan 23 '15 at 17:53
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    Jeremiah mentions that God destroyed Shiloh (7:14 26:6,9). See too Psalms 78:60. – Double AA Aug 29 '16 at 21:30

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