Palestine Exploration Fund

Sir Charles William Wilson (1836–1905). An English army officer, explorer and topographer, Wilson directed major surveys of Jerusalem and Sinai. In 1865 he published the first exact map of Jerusalem; it still serves as the topographical basis of Old City maps.

Wilson suggested that the Shiloh Tabernacle was located about 160 yards north of the summit of the tell, on a flat rock surface, a location also championed by our author.