Run, Connect, Pray ✡ “A Binyaminite Ran From The Battlefield And Reached Shilo The Same Day” – Israel365

A Binyaminite ran from the battlefield and reached Shiloh the same day; his clothes were rent and there was earth on his head.

וַיָּרָץ אִישׁ־בִּנְיָמִן מֵהַמַּעֲרָכָה וַיָּבֹא שִׁלֹה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא וּמַדָּיו קְרֻעִים וַאֲדָמָה עַל־רֹאשׁוֹ

שמואל א ד:יב
va-yRATZ EESH been-ya-MEEN me-ha-ma’a-ra-KHA va-ya-VO shee-LO ba-YOM ha-HOO u-MA-dav K’-RU-eem ve-a-da-MAH al RO-sho

Today’s Israel Inspiration

The Book of Samuel records that shortly after the Jews entered the Land of Israel, they fought a battle against the Philistines. The narrative continues with a young man from the tribe of Benjamin running from the scene of the battle to Shiloh where the High Priest Eli was awaiting a report. Tradition holds that the runner was a young King Saul who ran 42 kilometers from Eben Ezer to Shiloh. That same 26.2 miles is the official length of an Olympic marathon. As such, this run recorded in the Book of Samuel was the first marathon in history! Today, runners from around the world participate in the Bible Marathon, running in the footsteps of King Saul through the scenic Biblical Heartland of Israel and connecting with their history and faith.
 

Run the Bible Marathon, Connect With Your Faith

One of the first runs recorded in human history is mentioned in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of Samuel. The Bible Marathon renews this run from Rosh Ha’Ain to Ancient Shilo.
 

2,000 Marathon Runners Trace King Saul’s Biblical Race Through Shiloh

Deep in Israel’s Biblical heartland, an annual marathon brings thousands of athletes to run in the very footsteps of the Bible, tracing an ancient path run by King Saul himself in the days of the prophets.
 

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Today’s Israel Photo

Ruins of an ancient synagogue in Shiloh, Israel. Photo by Shutterstock.

 
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