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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(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.