(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, […]

(Heb. shittah, the thorny), is without doubt correctly referred to some species of Acacia, of which three or four kinds occur in the Bible lands. The woof of this tree–perhaps the Acacia seyal is more definitely signified–was extensively employed in the construction of the tabernacle. See Exod 25,26,36,37,38. (This tree is sometimes three or four […]

-1. Also called ABEL-SHITTIM Nu 33:49 .A camping place of Israel Nu 25:1; 33:49 .Joshua sends spies from Jos 2:1 .The valley of Joe 3:18 .Balaam prophesies in Mic 6:5 -2. Also called SHITTAH, a tree, the wood of which is fragrant .Planted and cultivated Isa 41:19 .The ark of the covenant made of Ex […]

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).