Shittim
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Shittim

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shittim

(the acacias), the place of Israel's encampment between the conquest of the transjordanic highlands and the passage of the Jordan. (Numbers 25:1; 33:49; Joshua 2:1; 3:1; Micah 6:5) Its full name appears to be given in the first of these passage --Abel has-Shittim, "the meadow, or moist place, of the acacias." it was "in the Arboth-moab, by Jordan-Jericho," (Numb 22:1; 26:3; 31:12; 33:48,49 That is to say, it was in the Arabah or Jordan valley, opposite Jericho.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Acacias, also called "Abel-shittim" (Numbers 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 (Joshua 2:1).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Alt. of Shittim wood.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHITTAH; TREE; SHITTIM WOOD

shit'a, (shiTTah; Septuagint xulon asepton; the Revised Version (British and American) ACACIA TREE (Isaiah 41:19)); (`ace shiTTim; the Revised Version (British and American) ACACIA WOOD (Exodus 25:5, 10, 13; Exodus 26:15, 26; 27:1, 6 Deuteronomy 10:3)): The word was originally shinTah, derived from the Arabic sanT, now a name confined to one species of acacia, Acacia nilotica (Natural Order, Leguminosae), but possibly was once a more inclusive term. The Acacia nilotica is at present confined to the Sinaitic peninsula and to Egypt. Closely allied species, the Acacia tortilis and Acacia seyal, both classed together under the Arabic name sayyal, are plentiful in the valleys about the Dead Sea from Engedi southward. Those who have ridden from `Ain Jidy to Jebel Usdum will never forget these most striking features of the landscape. They are most picturesque trees with their gnarled trunks, sometimes 2 ft. thick, their twisted, thorny branches, which often give the whole tree an umbrella-like form, and their fine bipinnate leaves with minute leaflets. The curiously twisted pods and the masses of gum arabic which exude in many parts are also peculiar features. The trees yield a valuable, hard, close-grained timber, not readily attacked by insects.

E. W. G. Masterman

SHITTIM

shit'-im (ha-shiTTim, "the acacias"; Sattein):

(1) This marked the last camping-ground of Israel before they crossed the Jordan to begin the conquest of Western Palestine. Here it was that the people fell into the snare set for them by the satanic counsel of Balaam, who thus brought upon them greater evil than all his prohibited curses could have done (Numbers 25:1; 31:16). In Numbers 33:49 it is called Abel-shittim. It was from Shittim that Joshua sent the spies to view out the land and Jericho (Joshua 2:1); and from this point the host moved forward to the river (Joshua 3:1). The place is mentioned by Micah in a passage of some difficulty (Joshua 6:5): after "what Balaam the son of Beor answered," perhaps some such phrase as "remember what I did" has fallen out. This would then be a reference to the display of divine power in arresting the flow of Jordan until the host had safely crossed. Josephus places the camp "near Jordan where the city Abila now stands, a place full of palm trees" (Ant., IV, viii, 1). Eusebius, Onomasticon says Shittim was near to Mt. Peor (Fogor). It may possibly be identical with Khirbet el-Kefrain, about 6 miles South of the Jordan, on the lip of Wady Seiseban, where there are many acacias.

(2) In Joel 3:18 we read of the valley of Shittim which is to be watered by a fountain coming forth of the house of the Lord. It must therefore be sought on the West of the Jordan. The waters from the Jerusalem district are carried to the Dead Sea down the Wady which continues the Brook Kidron: Wady en-Nar. The acacia is found plentifully in the lower reaches of this valley, which may possibly be intended by the prophet.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
7851. Shittim -- a place East of the Jordan, also a wadi perhaps ...
... 7850, 7851. Shittim. 7852 . a place ... Jer. Transliteration: Shittim Phonetic
Spelling: (shit-teem') Short Definition: Shittim. Word ...
/hebrew/7851.htm - 6k

63. Abel Hashshittim -- a place in the lowlands of Moab
... a place in the lowlands of Moab. Transliteration: Abel Hashshittim Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-bale' hash-shit-teem') Short Definition: Abel-shittim. ... Abel-shittim. ...
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7848. shittah -- acacia (a tree and a wood)
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition acacia (a tree and a wood)
NASB Word Usage acacia (28). shittah, shittim. Feminine ...
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Library

Some Miscellaneous Matters Belonging to the Country About Jericho.
... Numbers 33:49: "They encamped near Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth unto Abel-shittim."""
From Beth-jeshimoth to Abel-shittim were twelve miles." It is a most ...
/.../from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 48 some miscellaneous matters.htm

Sikera, a Manufactured and Spurious Wine, yet Intoxicating; Things ...
... the Holy of holies, sending forth a sweet savour of love to the Lord; for He says,
[2654] "Thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim-wood shalt ...
/.../chapter vi sikera a manufactured and.htm

How Intent the Ruler Ought to be on Meditations in the Sacred Law.
... Thou shalt make four rings of gold, which thou shalt put in the four corners of
the ark, and thou shalt make staves of shittim-wood, and overlay them with gold ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter xi how intent the.htm

Upon the Character of Balaam. Preached the Second Sunday after ...
... O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam
the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/sermon vii upon the character.htm

Crossing the River Jordan
... While Joshua was at Shittim, he secretly sent two men as spies, with the command:
"Go, explore the land and especially Jericho." So they went and entered the ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/crossing the river jordan.htm

Scriptural Types.
... length from east to west, and ten cubits in width; the eastern end, which constituted
the front, having only a vail suspended from five pillars of shittim-wood ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxvii scriptural types.htm

An Old Subscription List
... all jewels of gold.' And then it goes on to 'blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
fine linen, and red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood.' And ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/an old subscription list.htm

Introduction
... And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their
hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver." From Heb.10:19, 20 ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/why four gospels/introduction.htm

The Power of Little Things.
... and silver, and brass, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats'
hair, and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, oil ...
/.../moody/to the work to the work/chapter vi the power of.htm

Balaam
... 'Remember,' says the prophet Micah, 'O my people, what Balak, king of Moab, consulted,
and what Balaam, the son of Beor, answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal ...
/.../kingsley/the gospel of the pentateuch/sermon xiv balaam.htm

Thesaurus
Shittim (34 Occurrences)
... Acacias, also called "Abel-shittim" (Numbers 33:49), a plain or valley in the land
of Moab where the Israelites were encamped after their two victories over ...
/s/shittim.htm - 20k

Abel-shittim (1 Occurrence)
Abel-shittim. Abelshittim, Abel-shittim. Abez . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
25:1; 31:16). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABEL-SHITTIM. ...
/a/abel-shittim.htm - 10k

Staffs (47 Occurrences)
... up their rods. (See NAS NIV). Exodus 25:13 And thou shalt make staffs of
shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. (WBS). Exodus 25 ...
/s/staffs.htm - 19k

Abelshittim (1 Occurrence)
... Meadow of the acacias, frequently called simply "Shittim" (Numbers 25:1; Joshua
2:1; Micah 6:5), a place on the east of Jordan, in the plain of Moab, nearly ...
/a/abelshittim.htm - 10k

Staves (50 Occurrences)
... staves. (DBY). Exodus 25:13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood,
and overlay them with gold. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT). Exodus ...
/s/staves.htm - 23k

Overlayeth (19 Occurrences)
... Exodus 36:36 and he maketh for it four pillars of shittim 'wood', and overlayeth
them with gold; their pegs 'are' of gold; and he casteth for them four sockets ...
/o/overlayeth.htm - 11k

Overlaid (50 Occurrences)
... round about. (YLT). Exodus 25:13 and thou hast made staves of shittim wood,
and hast overlaid them 'with' gold, (YLT). Exodus 25:24 ...
/o/overlaid.htm - 21k

Maketh (399 Occurrences)
... badgers' skins above. (YLT). Exodus 36:20 And he maketh the boards for the
tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up; (YLT). Exodus 36:23 ...
/m/maketh.htm - 34k

Pegs (22 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:32 and thou hast put it on four pillars of shittim wood, overlaid 'with'
gold, their pegs 'are' of gold, on four sockets of silver. (YLT). ...
/p/pegs.htm - 12k

Beth-jeshimoth (4 Occurrences)
... House of wastes, or deserts, a town near Abel-shittim, east of Jordan, in the desert
of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not long before crossing the Jordan ...
/b/beth-jeshimoth.htm - 9k

Concordance
Shittim (34 Occurrences)

Exodus 25:5
And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:10
And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:13
And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:23
Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:28
And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 26:15
And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 26:26
And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 26:32
And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 26:37
And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 27:1
And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 27:6
And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 30:1
And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 30:5
And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 35:7
And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 35:24
Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the LORD's offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 36:20
And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 36:31
And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 36:36
And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:1
And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it:
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:4
And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:10
And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof:
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:15
And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:25
And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:28
And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 38:1
And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Exodus 38:6
And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with brass.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Numbers 25:1
Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to play the prostitute with the daughters of Moab:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:49
They encamped by the Jordan, from Beth Jeshimoth even to Abel Shittim in the plains of Moab.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 10:3
And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Joshua 2:1
Joshua the son of Nun secretly sent two men out of Shittim as spies, saying, "Go, view the land, including Jericho." They went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab, and slept there.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 3:1
Joshua rose up early in the morning; and they moved from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel. They lodged there before they passed over.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hosea 5:2
They have gone deep in the evil ways of Shittim, but I am the judge of all.
(BBE RSV)

Joel 3:18
It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will come forth from the house of Yahweh, and will water the valley of Shittim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Micah 6:5
My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous acts of Yahweh."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Shittim

Shittim Shittah Tree

Shittim Wood

Shittim: Also Called Abel-Shittim

Shittim: Also Called Abel-Shittim: A Camping Place of Israel

Shittim: Also Called Abel-Shittim: Balaam Prophesies In

Shittim: Also Called Abel-Shittim: Joshua Sends Spies From

Shittim: Also Called Abel-Shittim: The Valley of

Shittim: Also Called Shittah, a Tree, the Wood of Which is Fragrant: Planted and Cultivated

Shittim: Also Called Shittah, a Tree, the Wood of Which is Fragrant: The Altar of Burnt offering Made of

Shittim: Also Called Shittah, a Tree, the Wood of Which is Fragrant: The Ark of the Covenant Made of

Shittim: Also Called Shittah, a Tree, the Wood of Which is Fragrant: The Boards in the Tabernacle Made of

Shittim: The Staves of the Ark of the Covenant Made of

Related Terms

Abel-shittim (1 Occurrence)

Staffs (47 Occurrences)

Abelshittim (1 Occurrence)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Overlayeth (19 Occurrences)

Overlaid (50 Occurrences)

Maketh (399 Occurrences)

Pegs (22 Occurrences)

Beth-jeshimoth (4 Occurrences)

Rahab (14 Occurrences)

Wood (226 Occurrences)

Lodged (35 Occurrences)

Foursquare (10 Occurrences)

Phinehas (24 Occurrences)

Badgers (16 Occurrences)

Bethjeshimoth (3 Occurrences)

Acacia (28 Occurrences)

Shittah-tree (1 Occurrence)

Shittah (2 Occurrences)

Prostitute (83 Occurrences)

Altar (343 Occurrences)

Shiver (3 Occurrences)

Camped (100 Occurrences)

Hight (48 Occurrences)

Jericho (59 Occurrences)

Gilgal (39 Occurrences)

Thereof (845 Occurrences)

Zimri (16 Occurrences)

Juice (8 Occurrences)

Jeshimoth (4 Occurrences)

Lowlands (25 Occurrences)

Water-courses (9 Occurrences)

Wanderings (7 Occurrences)

Indulge (12 Occurrences)

Incense-altar (2 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Thereunto (9 Occurrences)

Ravines (17 Occurrences)

Especially (23 Occurrences)

Designed (14 Occurrences)

Drip (12 Occurrences)

Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Plains (31 Occurrences)

Planting (57 Occurrences)

Perfume-altar (1 Occurrence)

Beds (22 Occurrences)

Beth-peor (4 Occurrences)

Beor (11 Occurrences)

Bethpeor (4 Occurrences)

Beth-jes'himoth (1 Occurrence)

Be'or (11 Occurrences)

Bezaleel (9 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Casteth (54 Occurrences)

Cozbi (2 Occurrences)

Counseled (12 Occurrences)

Crossed (65 Occurrences)

A-whoring (35 Occurrences)

Abez (1 Occurrence)

Alliance (12 Occurrences)

Ark (212 Occurrences)

Anem (1 Occurrence)

Shittahtree

Silently (5 Occurrences)

Spy (27 Occurrences)

Slept (74 Occurrences)

Crossing (26 Occurrences)

Spies (22 Occurrences)

Nun (31 Occurrences)

Hewed (22 Occurrences)

Brooks (28 Occurrences)

Events (27 Occurrences)

Whoredom (58 Occurrences)

Play (61 Occurrences)

Ascended (48 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

Lodge (64 Occurrences)

River (189 Occurrences)

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