Shittim
Shittim Shit"tim, Shittim wood Shit"tim wood`, n. The wood of the shittah tree. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shittim — may mean several different things:;Botany *Shittim, the plural of Shittah, which is Hebrew for wood from the acacia tree, which appears in the Bible;Geography *Abel Shittim, later Abila , a place which appears in the Bible …   Wikipedia

  • Shittim —    Acacias, also called Abel shittim (Num. 33:49), a plain or valley in the land of Moab where the Israelites were encamped after their two victories over Sihon and Og, at the close of their desert wanderings, and from which Joshua sent forth two …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Shittim — A place in Moab, east of the Jordan, where Joshua was proclaimed as Moses successor (Num. 25:1; 27:12–23) and spies were dispatched to investigate the Promised Land (Josh. 2:1) …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Shittim — /ˈʃɪtɪm/ (say shitim) noun Bible the site east of the Jordan and north east of the Dead Sea where the Israelites camped before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 25:1–9) …   Australian English dictionary

  • shittim — noun shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit • Syn: ↑southern buckthorn, ↑shittimwood, ↑mock orange, ↑Bumelia lycioides • Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shittim wood — Shittim Shit tim, Shittim wood Shit tim wood , n. The wood of the shittah tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shittim (wood) — or shittim [shit′im] n. 〚Heb: see SHITTAH〛 1. the wood of the shittah, used in making the ark of the covenant and parts of the Jewish tabernacle: Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, etc. ☆ 2. a small tree or shrub (Bumelia lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family,… …   Universalium

  • shittim (wood) — or shittim [shit′im] n. [Heb: see SHITTAH] 1. the wood of the shittah, used in making the ark of the covenant and parts of the Jewish tabernacle: Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, etc. ☆ 2. a small tree or shrub (Bumelia lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family,… …   English World dictionary

  • shittim (wood) — or shittim [shit′im] n. [Heb: see SHITTAH] 1. the wood of the shittah, used in making the ark of the covenant and parts of the Jewish tabernacle: Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, etc. ☆ 2. a small tree or shrub (Bumelia lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family,… …   English World dictionary

  • shittim wood — /shit im/ 1. the wood, probably acacia, of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Ex. 25, 26. 2. the cascara, Rhamnus purshiana. 3. See false buckthorn. Also called shittim. [1580 90; < Heb shittim, pl. of …   Useful english dictionary

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