Places Study on Shittim

Places Study on Shittim

Exodus 25: And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
Exodus 25: 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.
Exodus 25: And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
Exodus 25: 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.
Exodus 25: And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
Exodus 26: And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.
Exodus 26: And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
Exodus 26: 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.
Exodus 26: 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.
Exodus 27: 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.
Exodus 27: And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
Exodus 30: And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
Exodus 30: And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
Exodus 35: And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
Exodus 35: 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.
Exodus 36: And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.
Exodus 36: And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
Exodus 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.
Exodus 37: 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:
Exodus 37: And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
Exodus 37: 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:
Exodus 37: And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
Exodus 37: 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.
Exodus 37: And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
Exodus 38: 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.
Exodus 38: And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with brass.
Numbers 25: And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
Numbers 33: And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth even unto Abelshittim in the plains of Moab.
Deuteronomy 10: 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.
Joshua 2: And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
Joshua 3: And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
Joel 3: And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Micah 6: O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Shittim
SHITTIM . 1 . The name of the last encampment of the Israelites, on the east of the Jordan opposite Jericho. There the Israelites began to intermarry with Moabites ( Numbers 25:1 ff.), and from there Joshua sent out the spies to Jericho ( Joshua 2:1 ; Joshua 3:1 ). The name means ‘acacias,’ and the place is called in Numbers 33:49 Abel-shittim , or ‘Meadow of acacias.’ Josephus ( Ant. IV. viii. 1, v. i. 1) identifies the place with Abila , which he says is 7 1 / 2 Roman miles east of the Jordan, and which Jerome says was 6 miles east of it. Several modern scholars identify Abila with Khirbet Kefrên at the entrance of the Wady Kefrên , at the base of the mountains of Moab.

2 . Joel’s reference to the ‘Valley of Shittim’ ( Joel 3:18 ) must refer to some valley leading from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea (cf. Ezekiel 47:1 ff.) perhaps the ‘Valley of the brook Kidron,’ the modern Wady en-Nâr . It is certainly not the same as No. 1, although confused with it by Ochser ( JE [Note: Jewish Encyclopedia.] xi. 297 f.). The reference to Shittim in Micah 6:5 ‘from Shittim to Gilgal’ is geographically unintelligible, and is rightly thought by many scholars to be a gloss.

George A. Barton.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Shittim
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 ).
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Shittah Tree, Shittim
(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 Exodus 25,26,36,37,38 . (This tree is sometimes three or four feet in diameter (Tristram). The wood is close-grained and hard, of a fine orange-brown color, and admirably adapted to cabinet work. --ED.) The A. seyal is very common in some parts of the peninsula of Sinai. It yields the well-known substance called gum arabic, which is obtained by incisions in the bark, but it is impossible to say whether the ancient Jews were acquainted with its use. From the tangled thicket into which the stem of this tree expands, Stanley well remarks that hence is to be traced the use of the plural form of the Heb. noun shittim , the singular number occurring once only in the Bible. This acacia must not be confounded with the tree ( Robinia pseudo-acacia ) popularly known by this name in England, which is a North American plant, and belongs to a different genus and suborder. The true acacias belong to the order Leguminosae , sub-order Mimoseae .
Webster's Dictionary - Shittim
(n.) Alt. of Shittim wood

Holman Bible Dictionary - Shittim
(sshiht' tihm) Transliteration of Hebrew word for accacia trees and name of 1. a large area in Moab directly across the Jordan from Jericho and northeast of the Dead Sea. Israel camped there for a long period before crossing into the Promised Land. While at Shittim, they were blessed by Balaam (whom Balak had hired to curse Israel; Numbers 22-24 ; compare Micah 6:5 ), committed sin with the Moabite and Midianite women (Numbers 25:1 ), and Joshua was announced as Moses' successor (Deuteronomy 34:9 ). Joshua sent spies out from Shittim (Joshua 2:1 ; compare Joshua 3:1 ). It is modern tell el-Hammam es Samri about eight miles east of the Jordan.

2. In Joel 3:18 the symbolic meaning of acacias (note NAS) comes to the fore in the messianic picture of fertility for the Kidron Valley with a stream flowing from the Temple.



Holman Bible Dictionary - Shittim Tree, Wood
See Plants.



Webster's Dictionary - Shittim Wood
(n.) The wood of the shittah tree.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Shittim
The sacred wood which was much used in the tabernacle, of which moderns know but little.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Abel-Shittim
("the meadow or moist place of acacias".) In the plains of Moab, the "Arboth Moab by Jordan Jericho," on the level of the Jordan, in contrast to "the fields" on the higher land. That is to say, it was in the Arabah or Jordan valley opposite Jericho, at that part which belonged to Moab, where the streams from the eastern mountains flourished many acacias. The last resting place of Israel before crossing Jordan (Numbers 33:49; Numbers 22:1; Numbers 26:3; Numbers 31:12; Numbers 25:1; Joshua 2:1; Joshua 3:1; Micah 6:5). Josephus names it: "Abila, 60 stadia from Jordan, embosomed amidst palms, among which Moses delivered Deuteronomy." The acacias still fringe with green the upper terraces of the Jordan. Near mount Peor, at Shittim, in the shade of the acacia groves, Israel was seduced to Baal Peor's licentious rites; and here also Israel's judges, by Moses' direction under God, slew all the men seduced by Midian and Moab under Balaam's Satanic counsel (24,000) into whoredom and the worship of Baal Peor (Numbers 25:1; Numbers 31:16).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Shittim
Plain on the east of the Jordan, where the Israelites encamped before they crossed the Jordan. The name signifies 'acacias.' Numbers 25:1 ; Joshua 2:1 ; Joshua 3:1 ; Joel 3:18 ; Micah 6:5 . In Numbers 33:49 it is called ABEL-SHITTIM, q.v.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Shittim Wood, Shittah Tree
This is generally understood to be the Acacia, which is adopted in the R.V. There are several varieties which grow in Egypt and Palestine, the Acacia seyal being the most common. They differ from the acacias known in England, which are from North America. The wood was extensively used in building the tabernacle, and the ark, the table of showbread, and the altars were also made of the same. Exodus 25 — Exodus 38 ; Deuteronomy 10:3 . It is called the SHITTAH TREE(after the Hebrew, which is shittah in the singular) in Isaiah 41:19 . The 'burning bush' (Heb. seneh ), has been considered to be the wild acacia, A. nilotica. Livingstone judged that for the tabernacle the A. giraffa (Camel-thorn) was used, which he calls an 'imperishable' wood.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Abel-Shittim
(ay' behl-sshiht' tihm) Place name meaning, “brook of the acacias.” The last stop of Israel before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 33:49 ). See Shittim .



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Abel-Shittim
Mourning of thorns
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Shittim
Exodus 25:10 (c) It probably represents the deathless, incorruptible body of the Lord JESUS in His humanity. His body could not die except as He deliberately dismissed His Spirit from it. Shittim wood is a wood that resists decay and thus represents the human body of the Saviour.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Abel-Shittim
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 opposite Jericho. It was the forty-second encampment of the Israelites, their last resting-place before they crossed the Jordan (Numbers 33:49 ; 22:1 ; 26:3 ; 31:12 ; comp 25:1; 31:16).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Shittim
(See SHITTAH; ABEL SHITTIM.)

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abel-Shittim
ABEL-SHITTIM (‘meadow of the acacias’). In the plains of Moab ( Numbers 33:49 ); otherwise Shittim, the last ( Joshua 3:1 ) trans-Jordanic stage where the Israelites encamped. Identified with Ghor es-Seisaban , east of the Jordan, opposite Jericho. It was the scene of the offence of Baal-peor ( Numbers 25:1 ). Hence Joshua sent his spies ( Joshua 2:1 ).

R. A. S. Macalister.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Abel-Shittim
A place in the encampments of Israel; meaning the mourning in Shittim, in the plains of Moab. (Numbers 33:49.)

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Abel-Shittim
a city situate in the plains of Moab, beyond Jordan, opposite to Jericho, Numbers 25:1 , &c.; 23:49; Joshua 11:1 . Eusebius says it stood in the neighbourhood of mount Peor. Moses encamped at Abel-Shittim some time before the Hebrew army passed the Jordan. Here the Israelites fell into idolatry, and worshipped Baal-peor, for which God punished them by the destruction of twenty-four thousand persons in one day.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Abel-Shittim
Abel-Shittim, or Shittim (â'bel-shĭt-tim), meadow of the acacias. Numbers 33:49; Numbers 25:1. A town six or seven miles distant from the east bank of the Jordan, opposite to Jericho. It was the last encampment of the Israelites on that side of the river. It was at this place that the Israelites fell into the grossest idolatry, for which they were visited with a desolating plague which destroyed 24,000 people. Numbers 25:1; Micah 6:5. The spies whom Joshua sent to Jericho went from Shittim. Joshua 2:1.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Shittim
Shittim (shĭt'tim), acacias. The scene of the sin with the Midianites, and of its terrible punishment, Numbers 25:1-18; Numbers 31:1-12; the sending forth of the spies to Jericho; and the final preparation before crossing the Jordan. Joshua 2:1-24.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Shittim-Wood
Shittim-wood, from the shittah tree, Isaiah 41:19, A, V.; the R. V. reads "acacia," was much used in constructing and furnishing the tabernacle. Exodus 25:5; Exodus 25:13, A. V. The only timber tree of any size now found in the Arabian desert is the seyal (Acacia seyal).

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Shittah And Shittim
A valuable kind of wood, of which Moses made the greater part of the tables, altars, and planks belonging to the tabernacle. Jerome says, "The wood is hard, tough, smooth, and without knots, and extremely beautiful; so that the rich and curious make screws of it for their presses. It does not grow in cultivated places, nor in any other places of the Roman Empire, but only in the deserts of Arabia." It is thought he means the black acacia, the Acacia Seyal, which is found in the deserts of Arabia, and the wood of which is very common about Mount Sinai and the mountains which border on the Red Sea, and is so hard and solid as to be almost incorruptible.

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Shittim-Wood
Repeatedly mentioned in Exodus as the principal timber employed in the construction of the Tabernacle and its appurtenances. It is the wood of the shittah-tree (Isaiah 41; cf. Arabic, sont; Egyptian, shonte), the acacia, the same word designated the A. nilotica of Egypt and the A. seyal of the desert. The seyal is a gnarled and thorny tree, flourishing in the driest situations and scattered more or less abundantly over the whole of the Sinaitic peninsula, and in the ravines which open on the Dead Sea, forming quite a characteristic feature of the desert landscape. Its wood is heavier than water, very hard and close-grained, of a fine orange-brown color with a darker heart, and admirably adapted for cabinet work; it is not attacked by insects and is well-nigh incorruptible. Highly valuable as it is, the Bedouins have for a long time used the wood of the seyal for making charcoal. It is, however, perhaps better known commercially as yielding the gum arabic of trade and medicine.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Shittim
Thorns

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Acacia - See Shittim
Setim - ) See Shittim
Shittah Tree - See Shittim WOOD
Shittim - (See SHITTAH; ABEL Shittim
Acacia - See Shittim Tree
Shittim - of Shittim wood...
Abel-Shit'Tim - ( Numbers 33:49 ) The place is most frequently mentioned by its shorter name of Shittim. See Shittim
Abel-Shittim - Abel-Shittim, or Shittim (â'bel-shĭt-tim), meadow of the acacias. The spies whom Joshua sent to Jericho went from Shittim
Shittah Tree - KJV spelling of Shittim tree (Isaiah 41:19 )
Abel-Shittim - ABEL-Shittim (‘meadow of the acacias’). In the plains of Moab ( Numbers 33:49 ); otherwise Shittim, the last ( Joshua 3:1 ) trans-Jordanic stage where the Israelites encamped
Shittim - Shittim . The name means ‘acacias,’ and the place is called in Numbers 33:49 Abel-Shittim , or ‘Meadow of acacias. Joel’s reference to the ‘Valley of Shittim’ ( Joel 3:18 ) must refer to some valley leading from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea (cf. The reference to Shittim in Micah 6:5 ‘from Shittim to Gilgal’ is geographically unintelligible, and is rightly thought by many scholars to be a gloss
Abel-Shittim - A place in the encampments of Israel; meaning the mourning in Shittim, in the plains of Moab
Abel-Shittim - See Shittim
Shittim - In Numbers 33:49 it is called ABEL-Shittim, q
Shittim - Shittim (shĭt'tim), acacias
Beth-Jeshimoth - 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 (Numbers 33:49 ; A
Shittim - Shittim wood is a wood that resists decay and thus represents the human body of the Saviour
Shittim-Wood - Shittim-wood, from the shittah tree, Isaiah 41:19, A, V
Shittim - While at Shittim, they were blessed by Balaam (whom Balak had hired to curse Israel; Numbers 22-24 ; compare Micah 6:5 ), committed sin with the Moabite and Midianite women (Numbers 25:1 ), and Joshua was announced as Moses' successor (Deuteronomy 34:9 ). Joshua sent spies out from Shittim (Joshua 2:1 ; compare Joshua 3:1 )
Shittim - 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
Acacia - Its wood is called Shittim wood (Exodus 26:15,26 ; 25:10,13,23,28 , etc
Shaul - Jewish tradition identifies Shaul with Zimri, "who did the work of the Canaanites in Shittim" (Targum Pseudo Jon
Bush - " ( Exodus 3:2,3,4 ; 33:16) It is quite impossible to say what kind of thorn bush is intended; but it was probably the acacia a small variety of the Shittim tree found in the Sinai region
Abelshittim - It was one of the last encampments of Israel before the death of Moses, Numbers 33:49 ; called also Shittim, Joshua 2:1
Abel-Shittim - 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 opposite Jericho
Abelshittim - It is more often called Shittim
Abel-Shittim - Moses encamped at Abel-Shittim some time before the Hebrew army passed the Jordan
Shit'Tim - ( 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
Beth-Peor - , near ‘Ain el-Minyeh , but the impression given by Numbers 25:1-8 is that the city was not so far distant from the plain of Shittim
Shittah-Tree - A slightly different form of the tree, equally common under the name of Seyal , Is the ancient 'shittah,' or, as more usually expressed in the plural form, the 'Shittim,' of which the tabernacle was made
Algum - The almug, almugim, or algumin, or simply gummin is most probably a gummy wood, and perhaps may be the Shittim, often mentioned in Scripture
Shittah Tree - ] ‘ acacia tree’; Shittim wood [ ‘ăts ç-shîttîm ] Exodus 25:5 ; Exodus 25:10 ; Exodus 25:13 ; Exodus 26:15 ; Exodus 26:26 ; Exodus 27:1 ; Exodus 27:6 , Deuteronomy 10:3 , RV [Note: Revised Version
Altar - The principal altars of the Jews were, the altar of incense, of burnt-offerings, and of shewbread all of Shittim wood, and covered with gold or brass
the Altar of Incense - was made of Shittim wood, overlaid with pure gold
Abel-Shittim - Near mount Peor, at Shittim, in the shade of the acacia groves, Israel was seduced to Baal Peor's licentious rites; and here also Israel's judges, by Moses' direction under God, slew all the men seduced by Midian and Moab under Balaam's Satanic counsel (24,000) into whoredom and the worship of Baal Peor (Numbers 25:1; Numbers 31:16)
Table of Showbread - This was made of Shittim wood overlaid with gold
Shittah Tree, Shittim - noun Shittim , the singular number occurring once only in the Bible
Mid'Ian - The events at Shittim occasioned the injunction to vex Midian and smite them
Phinehas - While yet a youth he distinguished himself at Shittim by his zeal against the immorality into which the Moabites had tempted the people (Numbers 25:1-9 ), and thus "stayed the plague" that had broken out among the people, and by which twenty-four thousand of them perished
Altar - THE ALTAR OF BURNT-OFFERINGS was a kind of coffer of Shittim- wood covered with brass plates, about seven feet six inches square, and four feet six inches in height. THE ALTAR OF INCENSE was a small table of Shittim-wood, covered with plates of gold; it was eighteen inches square, and three feet high, Exodus 30:1-38 37:25 , etc
Baal Peor - Baal Peor, then, was probably the temple of an idol belonging to the Moabites, on Mount Abarim, which the Israelites worshipped when encamped at Shittim; this brought a plague upon them, of which twenty-four thousand died, Numbers 35
Rahab - When the Hebrews were encamped at Shittim, in the "Arabah" or Jordan valley opposite Jericho, ready to cross the river, Joshua, as a final preparation, sent out two spies to "spy the land
Yale, Valley - nachal, gorge, wady, often translated 'brook' and 'river': the valleys are Eshcol, Gerar, Shittim, Sorek, Zared
Phin'Ehas - (Exodus 6:25 ) He is memorable for having while quite a youth, by his zeal and energy at the critical moment of the licentious idolatry of Shittim, appeased the divine wrath, and put a stop to the plague which was destroying the nation
Plains - It occurs in the names of Abel-maim Abel-meholah, Abel-Shittim and is rendered "plain" in ( Judges 11:33 ) --"plain of vineyards
Altar - It was made of planks of Shittim (or acacia) wood overlaid with brass. ( Exodus 27:8 ) At the four corners were four projections called horns made, like the altar itself, of Shittim wood overlaid with brass, (Exodus 27:2 ) and to them the victim was bound when about to be sacrificed
Bochim - Compare the phrase, "O My people, remember now from Shittim unto Gilgal" (Micah 6:5): not so much a geographical notice as a reference to the people's spiritual and national obligations to God in connection with those places
Phinehas - The succession of the priesthood in his line was assured to him when he showed his zeal at Shittim in Moab, when Israel ‘joined themselves unto Baal-peor
Ark of the Covenant - -- It appears to have been an oblong chest of Shittim (acacia) wood, 2 1/2 cubits long by 1 1/2 broad and deep
Altar - It was made of planks of Shittim or acacia wood overlaid with brass. At the four corners were four projections called horns, made, like the altar itself, of Shittim wood overlaid with brass, Exodus 27:2, and to them the victim was bound when about to be sacrificed
Altar - The altar of incense was a small table of Shittim wood covered with plates of gold. The altar of burnt-offering was of Shittim wood also, and carried upon the shoulders of the priests, by staves of the same wood overlaid with brass. The altar or table of shew bread was of Shittim wood also, covered with plates of gold, and had a border round it adorned with sculpture
Altar - ” In later references, this word may refer to a table upon which incense was burned: “And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of Shittim wood shalt thou make it” (Exod
Josh'ua - (31:14,23) Under the direction of God again renewed, (Joshua 1:1 ) Joshua assumed the command of the people at Shittim, sent spies into Jericho, crossed the Jordan, fortified a camp at Gilgal, circumcised the people, kept the passover, and was visited by the Captain of the Lord's host
Sim'Eon - (Numbers 1:23 ) When the second census was taken, at Shittim, the numbers had fallen to 22,200, and it was the weakest of all the tribes
Abel - This word enters into the composition of the following five entries: Abel-beth-maachah , Abel-cheramim , Abel-meholah , Abel-mizraim and Abel-Shittim
Joshua, the Book of - The "three days" (Joshua 1:11) are not the time within which the crossing actually took place, but the time allowed to the people to prepare for crossing: prepare victuals to be able to leave Shittim within three days, so as to be ready to cross Jordan. ... The spies sent from Shittim to Jericho (the key of Canaan) on the same day as Joshua gave this charge to Israel had to hide three days after leaving Jericho, so that they could not have returned until the evening of the fourth day after they were sent (Joshua 2:22). The morning after this Israel left Shittim for Jordan, where they halted again; three days afterward they crossed, i
Tabernacle - The two sides and the western end were formed of boards of Shittim wood, overlaid with thin plates of gold, and fixed in solid sockets or vases of silver. On the east end, which was the entrance, there were no boards, but only five pillars of Shittim wood, whose chapters and fillets were overlaid with gold and their hooks of gold, standing in five sockets of brass. We have already said that the east end of the tabernacle had no boards, but only five pillars of Shittim wood; it was therefore closed with a richly embroidered curtain suspended from these pillars, Exodus 27:16 . ... Such was the external appearance of the sacred tent, which was divided into two apartments by means of four pillars of Shittim wood overlaid with gold, like the pillars before described, two cubits and a half distant from each other; only they stood in sockets of silver instead of brass, Exodus 26:32 36:36 ; and on these pillars was hung a veil, formed of the same materials as the one placed at the east end, Exodus 26:31-33 36:35 Hebrews 9:3
the Brazen Altar - was to be made of Shittim wood overlaid with brass, whence its name; it was to be 3 cubits high and 5 cubits on each side
Gilgal - from Shittim unto Gilgal," the sense is, Remember My kindness from Shittim
Joshua - Under God's direction, Joshua 1:1, Joshua assumed the command of the people at Shittim, sent spies into Jericho, crossed the Jordan, fortified a camp at Gilgal, circumcised the people, kept the passover, and was visited by the Captain of the Lord's Host
Fountain - Joel predicted the salvation which was to come out of Zion, under the beautiful figure of "a fountain which should come forth out of the house of the Lord, and water the plain of Shittim," Joel 3:18
Jer'Icho - Jericho is first mentioned as the city to which the two spies were sent by Joshua from Shittim
Ark of the Covenant - It was of Shittim-wood, covered within and without with plates of gold, nearly four feet in length, and two feet three inches in width and height
Joshua - The people were encamped at Shittim when he assumed the command (Joshua 1:1 ); and crossing the Jordan, they encamped at Gilgal, where, having circumcised the people, he kept the Passover, and was visited by the Captain of the Lord's host, who spoke to him encouraging words (1:1-9)
Midian - ... They were joined with Moab in desiring Balsam to curse Israel (Numbers 22:4; Numbers 22:7; Numbers 25:6; Numbers 25:15; Numbers 25:17-18), and then in tempting Israel at Shittim to whoredom and idolatry with Baal Peor
Tabernacle - (d) Wood the Shittim wood, the timber of the wild acacia of the desert itself, the tree of the "burning bush. The two sides and the farther or west end were enclosed by boards of Shittim wood overlaid with gold, twenty on the north and twenty on the south side, six on the west side, and the corner-boards doubled. They were furnished with golden rings, through which passed bars of Shittim wood, overlaid with gold, five to each side, and the middle bar passing from end to end, so as to brace the whole together. The front of the sanctuary was closed by a hanging of fine linen, embroidered in blue, purple and scarlet, and supported by golden hooks on five pillars of Shittim wood overlaid with gold and standing in brass sockets; and the covering of goat's hair was so made as to fall down over this when required
Altar - It was made of Shittim wood, and was overlaid with plates of brass
Tabernacle - The frame-work on these sides was perpendicular boards of Shittim-wood, that is, acacia, overlaid with gold, kept together by means of transverse bars passing through golden rings, and each with two tenons, fitting into silver sockets, on which they stood
Ark - It appears to have been an oblong chest of Shittim (acacia) wood, two and a half cubits long, by one and a half broad and deep
Ark - It was made of acacia or Shittim wood, a cubit and a half broad and high and two cubits long, and covered all over with the purest gold
Ark of God - It was made of Shittim wood, overlaid within and without with pure gold
Shewbread - ) The table was of acacia or "Shittim wood," two cubits long, one broad, one and a half high, overlaid with pure gold, with a golden crown to the border round about, to hinder any bread falling off (but see below); Exodus 25:23-30
Balaam - This artifice succeeded; for as the Israelites lay encamped at Shittim, many of them were deluded by these strange women, not only to commit whoredom with them, but to assist at their sacrifices, and worship their god Baal-Peor, Numbers 25:1-3 ; Numbers 31:16 ; ... Micah 6:5 ; 2 Peter 2:15 ; Judges 1:11 ; Revelation 2:14 ; Deuteronomy 23:4-5 ; Joshua 24:9-10 ; Nehemiah 13:2
Balaam - ... In Micah 6:5 ("O My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beer answered him from Shittim)," the sense is, Remember the fatal effects at Shittim of Israel's joining Baal Peer and committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab, and how but for God's sparing mercy Israel would have been given to utter destruction
Ark of the Covenant - This coffer was made of Shittim wood, and was covered with a lid, called the mercy seat, Exodus 25:17-22 , &c, which was of solid gold, at the two ends whereof were two figures, called cherubim, looking toward each other with expanded wings, which, embracing the whole circumference of the mercy seat, met in the middle
Nicolaitans - We read, that "when Israel abode in Shittim, the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab; and they," that is, the women, "called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods," Numbers 25:1-2
Ark of the Covenant - An oblong chester Shittim wood (acacia), two and a half cubits long, one and a half broad and deep
Altar - The earlier tabernacle had a similar altar made of acacia (or Shittim, KJV) wood overlaid with bronze (Exodus 27:1-2 )
Moab - of Arnon which Moab had just lost to Sihon, and which Israel in turn had wrested from him, and with its main force had descended from the upper level to the Shittim plains, the Arboth Moab, in the Jordan valley, when Balak, alarmed for his already diminished territory, induced the Midianite "elders" to join him and hired Balak; virtually, though never actually, "warring against Israel" (Joshua 24:9; Judges 11:25)
Altar - ... In the tabernacle the altar of burnt offering was made of Shittim (acacia) boards overlaid with brass, terming a square of five cubits, or eight feet
Simeon - At the census at Sinai Simeon numbered 59,300 (Numbers 1:23); it was then the most numerous after Judah and Daniel At Shittim it had become the smallest, numbering 22,200
Dwelling - Other materials were timber, such as cedar, Shittim (acacia), sycamore, olive, and in palaces algum and cypress
Tabernacle - The Shittim or acacia, wood implied incorruption and imperishableness of divine truth
Deuteronomy, the Book of - Joshua 1:11; Joshua 2:22, three days previous were spent in preparations and waiting for the spies; so the encampment at Shittim was on the seventh day (Joshua 2:1)
Wilderness of the Wanderings - From the acacia (Mimosa Nilotica) came the Shittim wood of the tabernacle and gum arabic
Joshua - ... Joshua took the command at Shittim, sent spies to Jericho, crossed Jordan, fortified his camp at Gilgal, circumcised the people (for Israel's work was a spiritual one, and men still having the badge of fleshliness were not fit agents for the Lord's work: Joshua 10:40; Judges 5:31), kept the Passover, (after which on their eating the old grain of the land the manna ceased,) and received the assurance of Jericho's fall and God's fighting against Israel's foes from the uncreated Angel of Jehovah (Joshua 5:13-15; Joshua 6:2-5), the Captain of Jehovah's host (Matthew 26:53; Exodus 23:20-23; Revelation 19:11-14)
Exodus, the Book of - The Shittim or acacia, its material, was the wood of the desert; cedar took its place in Solomon's temple
Tabernacle - ] ‘Shittim’) the only wood employed in the construction of the Tabernacle 5 cubits in length and breadth, and 3 in height, overlaid with what must, for reasons of transport, have been a comparatively thin sheathing of bronze