Acacia
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews shittim) Exodus 25:5, R.V. probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree (Isaiah 41:19). Its wood is called shittim wood (Exodus 26:15, 26; 25:10, 13, 23, 28, etc.). This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree. It yields the gum-arabic of commerce. It is found in abundance in the Sinaitic peninsula.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.

2. (n.) A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.

3. (n.) The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ACACIA

a-ka'-sha (shiTTah, the shittah tree of the King James Version, Isaiah 41:19, and `atse-shiTTah, acacia wood; shittah wood the King James Version, Exodus 25:5, 10, 13; Exodus 26:15, 26; 27:1, 6 Deuteronomy 10:3.): ShiTTah (= shinTah) is equivalent to the Arabic sant which is now the name of the Acacia Nilotica (NO, Leguminosae), but no doubt the name once included other species of desert acacias. If one particular species is indicated in the Old Testament it is probably the Acacia Seyal-the Arabic Seyyal-which yields the well-known gum-arabic This tree, which has finely leaves ular flowers, grows to a height of twenty feet or more, and its stem may sometimes reach two feet in thickness. The tree often assumes a characteristic umbrella-like form. The wood is close-grained and is not readily attacked by insects. It would be well suited for such purposes as described, the construction of the ark of the covenant, the altar and boarding of the tabernacle. Even today these trees survive in considerable numbers around `Ain Jidy and in the valleys to the south.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
7848. shittah -- acacia (a tree and a wood)
... 7847, 7848. shittah. 7849 . acacia (a tree and a wood). Transliteration:
shittah Phonetic Spelling: (shit-taw') Short Definition: acacia. ...
/hebrew/7848.htm - 6k

1029. Beth Hashshittah -- "place of the acacia," a place in ...
... "place of the acacia," a place in Palestine. Transliteration: Beth Hashshittah Phonetic
Spelling: (bayth hash-shit-taw') Short Definition: Beth-shittah. ...
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7851. Shittim -- a place East of the Jordan, also a wadi perhaps ...
... NASB Word Usage Shittim (5). Shittim. The same as the plural of shittah; acacia
trees; Shittim, a place East of the Jordan -- Shittim. see HEBREW shittah. ...
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Library

The Wilderness.
... of water; and though there were here and there slopes of grass, and bushes of
hoary-leaved camel-thorn, and long-spined shittim or acacia, nothing bearing ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson iv the wilderness.htm

Religious Dangers
... It is not in the waste and howling wilderness of rock, and sand and shingle, with
its scanty acacia copses, and groups of date trees round the lonely well ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon x religious dangers.htm

In the Desert
... It hinted of imprisonment. Turning as though pursued, he disappeared up
an acacia tree from which he could not be dislodged. With ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xix in the desert.htm

An Unfulfilled Desire
... A prophet, who knows God and His will, is standing on the mountain top, and as he
looks down over the valley beneath him, with its acacia-trees and swift river ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/an unfulfilled desire.htm

Annunciation to Zacharias of the Birth of John the Baptist.
... It was made of acacia wood, and overlaid with gold"Exodus 37:25.] 12 And Zacharias
was troubled [as men always are at the sight of heavenly beings ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/v annunciation to zacharias of.htm

October.
... The beds of red verbena and geranium were still brilliant, though choked with fallen
leaves of acacia and plane; the canary plant, still untouched by frost ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/daily thoughts /october.htm

That There is no Distinction in the Scriptural Use of These ...
... [726] 1 Corinthians 8:6. [727] 1 Corinthians 11:12. [728] Exodus 25:10, LXX.
AV "shittim." RV "acacia." St. Ambrose (de Spiritu Sancto, ii. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/chapter iv that there is.htm

The Nile and Egypt
... There are light groves of the date-palm, groups of acacia trees and sycamores, square
patches of barley or of wheat, fields of beans or of bersim,[*] and here ...
/.../chapter i the nile and egypt.htm

Joel
... argument from citations, it would be possible to maintain that Joel's simple and
natural picture of the stream from the temple watering the acacia valley, iii ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/joel.htm

Under Ban of the Ritual
... Palm and tamarisk, acacia and rose-shrub, jasmine and purple mimosa made a
multi-tinted jungle about a shadowy pool in which a white heron stood knee-deep. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter ii under ban of.htm

Thesaurus
Acacia (28 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews shittim) Exodus 25:5, RV probably the Acacia
seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree (Isaiah 41:19). ...ACACIA. ...
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Acacia-wood (27 Occurrences)
Acacia-wood. Acacia-trees, Acacia-wood. Acatan . Multi-Version
Concordance Acacia-wood (27 Occurrences). Exodus 25:5 ...
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Acacia-trees (1 Occurrence)
Acacia-trees. Acacia-tree, Acacia-trees. Acacia-wood . Multi-Version
Concordance Acacia-trees (1 Occurrence). Joel 3:18 And it will ...
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Acacia-tree (1 Occurrence)
Acacia-tree. Acacias, Acacia-tree. Acacia-trees . Multi-Version
Concordance Acacia-tree (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 41:19 ...
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Poles (58 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:13 You shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. ... Exodus
30:5 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. ...
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Shittim (34 Occurrences)
... shit'a, (shiTTah; Septuagint xulon asepton; the Revised Version (British and American)
ACACIA TREE (Isaiah 41:19)); (`ace shiTTim; the Revised Version (British ...
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Shittah (2 Occurrences)
... shit'a, (shiTTah; Septuagint xulon asepton; the Revised Version (British and American)
ACACIA TREE (Isaiah 41:19)); (`ace shiTTim; the Revised Version (British ...
/s/shittah.htm - 8k

Overlaid (50 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:32 You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold;
their hooks shall be of gold, on four sockets of silver. ...
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Breadth (100 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:10 "They shall make an ark of acacia wood. ... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS
YLT RSV). Exodus 25:23 "You shall make a table of acacia wood. ...
/b/breadth.htm - 40k

Cubits (156 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). Exodus 25:10 "They shall make an ark
of acacia wood. ... Exodus 25:23 "You shall make a table of acacia wood. ...
/c/cubits.htm - 40k

Concordance
Acacia (28 Occurrences)

Exodus 25:5
rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:10
"They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be two and a half cubits, its breadth a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:13
You shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:23
"You shall make a table of acacia wood. Two cubits shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth, and one and a half cubits its height.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:28
You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried with them.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:15
"You shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:26
"You shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:32
You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, on four sockets of silver.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:37
You shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold: their hooks shall be of gold: and you shall cast five sockets of brass for them.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 27:1
"You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and its height shall be three cubits.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 27:6
You shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with brass.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 30:1
"You shall make an altar to burn incense on. You shall make it of acacia wood.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 30:5
You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:7
rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:24
Everyone who did offer an offering of silver and brass brought Yahweh's offering; and everyone, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:20
He made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:31
He made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:36
He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of gold. He cast four sockets of silver for them.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:1
Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood. Its length was two and a half cubits, and its breadth a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:4
He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:10
He made the table of acacia wood. Its length was two cubits, and its breadth was a cubit, and its height was a cubit and a half.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:15
He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:25
He made the altar of incense of acacia wood. It was square: its length was a cubit, and its breadth a cubit. Its height was two cubits. Its horns were of one piece with it.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:28
He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 38:1
He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was square. Its length was five cubits, its breadth was five cubits, and its height was three cubits.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 38:6
He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with brass.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 10:3
So I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut two tables of stone like the first, and went up onto the mountain, having the two tables in my hand.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 41:19
I will put cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oil trees in the wilderness. I will set fir trees, pine, and box trees together in the desert;
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Acacia

Related Terms

Acacia-wood (27 Occurrences)

Acacia-trees (1 Occurrence)

Acacia-tree (1 Occurrence)

Poles (58 Occurrences)

Shittim (34 Occurrences)

Shittah (2 Occurrences)

Overlaid (50 Occurrences)

Breadth (100 Occurrences)

Cubits (156 Occurrences)

Overlay (15 Occurrences)

Frames (47 Occurrences)

Shittah-tree (1 Occurrence)

Shittahtree

Boards (50 Occurrences)

Wood (226 Occurrences)

Cubit (51 Occurrences)

Length (135 Occurrences)

Wanderings (7 Occurrences)

Four-square (7 Occurrences)

Bronze (146 Occurrences)

Pillars (132 Occurrences)

Sockets (44 Occurrences)

Copper (55 Occurrences)

Height (109 Occurrences)

Square (94 Occurrences)

Half (135 Occurrences)

Hooks (41 Occurrences)

Brass (168 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Goatskins (8 Occurrences)

Tanned (7 Occurrences)

Rams (81 Occurrences)

Dyed (10 Occurrences)

Mulberry (6 Occurrences)

Posts (68 Occurrences)

Porpoise (14 Occurrences)

Bars (50 Occurrences)

Cows (33 Occurrences)

Cow (32 Occurrences)

Acacias (1 Occurrence)

Seneh (1 Occurrence)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Skins (27 Occurrences)

Sealskins (6 Occurrences)

Covenant (309 Occurrences)

Horns (104 Occurrences)

Hides (27 Occurrences)

Incense (167 Occurrences)

Gold (429 Occurrences)

Silver (329 Occurrences)

Table (125 Occurrences)

Altar (343 Occurrences)

Ark (212 Occurrences)

Oleaster (1 Occurrence)

Onto (22 Occurrences)

Oil-tree (5 Occurrences)

Carry (246 Occurrences)

Juniper (7 Occurrences)

Larch (3 Occurrences)

Wasteland (19 Occurrences)

Fir-tree (5 Occurrences)

Foursquare (10 Occurrences)

Trees (179 Occurrences)

Tenon

Elah (17 Occurrences)

Michmash (10 Occurrences)

Myrrh (22 Occurrences)

Mercyseat (1 Occurrence)

Myrtle (7 Occurrences)

Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)

Plane (5 Occurrences)

Plane-tree (3 Occurrences)

Peor (14 Occurrences)

Bez'alel (9 Occurrences)

Bethshittah (1 Occurrence)

Burnt-offering (205 Occurrences)

Box-tree (2 Occurrences)

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