Abel-shittim

Abel-shittim [N] [H]

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 ).

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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 Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Abel-shittim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Abel-shittim [N] [E]

mourning of thorns
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Abel-shittim'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Abel-shittim

(the meadow of the acacias ), in the "plains" of Moab, on the low level of the Jordan valley, opposite Jericho. The last resting-place of Israel before crossing the Jordan. ( Numbers 33:49 ) The place is most frequently mentioned by its shorter name of Shittim. See SHITTIM.


Bibliography Information

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