shittim

shittah

[shit-uh]
noun, plural shittim [shit-im] , shittahs.
a tree, said to be an acacia, probably Acacia seyal, that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament.

Origin:
1605–15; < Hebrew shiṭṭāh

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shittah (ˈʃɪtə)
 
n , pl shittim, shittahs
a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, thought to be either of two Asian acacias, Acacia seyal or A. tortilis, having close-grained yellow-brown wood
 
[C17: from Hebrew shittāh; related to Egyptian sout acacia]

Shittim (ˈʃɪtɪm)
 
n
Old Testament the site to the east of the Jordan and northeast of the Dead Sea where the Israelites encamped before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 25:1--9)

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acacias, also called "Abel-shittim" (Num. 33:49), a plain or valley in the land of Moab where the Israelites were encamped after their two victories over Sihon and Og, at the close of their desert wanderings, and from which Joshua sent forth two spies (q.v.) "secretly" to "view" the land and Jericho (Josh. 2:1).

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