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Shittim

Shittim [N] [E] [H]

(the acacias ), the place of Israels encampment between the conquest of the transjordanic highlands and the passage of the Jordan. ( 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." it was "in the Arboth-moab, by Jordan-Jericho," (Numb 22:1; 26:3; 31:12; 33:48,49 that is to say, it was in the Arabah or Jordan valley, opposite Jericho.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Shittim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.