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 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Abel-shittim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".