10:3 So I made an ark of acacia3 wood and carved out two stone tablets just like the first ones. Then I went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hands.
sn Acacia wood (Heb “shittim wood”). This is wood from the acacia, the most common timber tree of the Sinai region. Most likely it is the species Acacia raddiana because this has the largest trunk. See F. N. Hepper, Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible Plants, 63.