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Exodus 25:23

Overview - Exodus 25
What the Israelites were to offer for the formation of the tabernacle.
10 The form of the ark.
17 The mercy seat, with the cherubims.
23 The table of shew bread, with the furniture thereof.
31 The golden candlestick, with the instruments thereof.
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Exodus 25:23  (King James Version)
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.
 


a table
37:10-16 Exodus 40:22 Exodus 40:23 Leviticus 24:6 ; Numbers 3:31 ; 1 Kings 7:48 ; 1 Chronicles 28:16
2 Chronicles 4:8 2 Chronicles 4:19 ; Ezekiel 40:41 Ezekiel 40:42 ; Hebrews 9:2

shittim wood
{Shittim} wood is probably the acacia Nilotica St. Jerome
says, that the {shittim} wood grows in the deserts of Arabia, and is like white thorn, as to its colour and leaves; but the tree is so large as to furnish very long planks. The wood is hard, tough, and extremely beautiful. It is thought he means the black acacia, because that is the most common tree in the deserts of Arabia. It is of the size of a large mulberry tree. The spreading branches and larger limbs are armed with thorns, which grow three together. The bark is rough; and the leaves are oblong, standing opposite each other. The flowers, though sometimes white, are generally of a bright yellow; and the fruit, which resembles a bean, is contained in pods like those of the lupin
"The acacia," says Dr. Shaw, "being by much the largest and most common tree in the deserts," (Arabia Petra,) we have some reason to conjecture that the {shittim} wood was the wood of the acacia, especially as its flowers are of an excellent smell; for the {shittah} tree is, in Isaiah 41:19 ,joined with the myrtle and
other fragrant shrubs. It may be remarked, that of the two Hebrew names, {shittim} is masculine, and {shittah} feminine. So Mr. Bruce says, "the male is called {saiel;} from it proceeds the {gula} Arabic, on incision with an axe."
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