1. 1 Samuel 4:14–15 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why was Eli not gathered with the rest of the people of Shiloh?

1 Samuel 4:14–15 (ESV)

14 When Eli heard the sound of the outcry, he said, “What is this uproar?” Then the man hurried and came and told Eli.

Being unable to see and on account of his old age, Eli could not move unassisted. The messenger likely first went to the town centre where most people were gathered. Having shared the message with everyone there, he then went to the tabernacle or the place where Eli was seated.