1. shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit
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  • Abel-shittim, where the Israelites pitched their tents immediately after they had passed the river Jordan, in Josephus is called Abila, "distant from From the Talmud and Hebraica
  • It was but a chest of shittimwood, with two slabs of lettered stone in it, -- and what help was in that? Expositions of Holy Scripture Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and First Book of Samuel, Second Samuel, First Kings, and Second Kings chapters I to VII
  • According to the ancient biblical account, the sacred Ark—an ornate box made of shittimwood and coated with gold—contained the original Ten Commandments, the tablets that God gave to Moses at Mount Sinai as the ancient Israelites wandered the desert in search of the Promised Land. THE PROMISED WAR
  • And thou shalt make staves of shittimwood, and overlay them with gold. The Moses Expedition
  • It is thought that the shittah and shittim wood of the Bible, of which Moses made the greater part of the tables, altars and planks of the tabernacle, was the same as the black acacia found in the deserts of Arabia and about Mount Sinai and the mountains which border on the Red Sea, and is so hard and solid as to be almost incorruptible. Among the Trees at Elmridge
  • (Heb. shittim) Ex. 25: 5, R.V. probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree (Isa. Easton's Bible Dictionary
  • Meadow of the acacias, frequently called simply "Shittim" (Num. Easton's Bible Dictionary
  • The Israelites, according to Numbers 25, were camped at Shittim when the people began "profaning themselves" by having illicit sex with the local Moabites. Brad Hirschfield: Resisting the Seductions of Religious Zeal
  • There would be no repeat of the mistake Moses had allowed when the Israelites first pitched camp at Shittim in Moab. THE PROMISED WAR
  • The acacia, which, in Scripture, is always called 'shittah' and in the plural 'shittim,' was esteemed a sacred wood among the Hebrews. The Symbolism of Freemasonry
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