(Heb. shittim) Exodus 25:5 , RSV probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree ( Isaiah 41:19 ). Its wood is called shittim wood ( Exodus 26:15 Exodus 26:26 ; Exodus 25:10 Exodus 25:13 Exodus 25:23 Exodus 25:28 , etc.). This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree. It yields the gum-arabic of commerce. It is found in abundance in the Sinaitic peninsula.