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Acacia tree
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A tree species with several varieties that can grow to a height of 20 feet or more, with a trunk up to 2 feet thick. These trees are found in abundance on the Sinai peninsula. Yahweh instructs Moses to use acacia wood in building the ark of the covenant, the tabernacle, and the altar of burnt offering (Exod 25:10; 26:15; 27:1). Acacia wood is close-grained and is not readily attacked by insects.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Acacia
Acacia (שִׁטָּה‎, shittah). A tree species with several varieties that can grow to a height of 20 feet or more, with a trunk up to 2 feet thick. These trees are found in abundance on the Sinai peninsula. Yahweh instructs Moses to use acacia wood in building the ark of the covenant, the tabernacle, and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Acacia
Acacia. Palestinian wood used in the construction of the ark of the covenant (Ex 25:10).See Plants.
Shittah Tree
Shittah Tree. kjv rendering of acacia, a common desert tree, in Isaiah 41:19.See Plants (Acacia).
Shittim Wood
Shittim Wood. kjv rendering of acacia wood in Exodus 26:15, etc.See Plants (Acacia).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Acacia
Acacia ə-kāʹshə [Heb. šiṭṭâ, aṣê-šiṭṭâ[; AV SHITTAH TREE (Isa. 41:19), SHITTIM WOOD (Ex. 25:5, 10, 13; 26:15, 26; 27:1, 6; Dt. 10:3). Several species of tree and wood, three or four of which grow in Palestine. Most probably the OT reference is to Acacia seyal Delile, common in the Sinai
Shittah
Shittah shitʹə TREE (Isa. 41:19, AV); SHITTIM shitʹəm WOOD (AV Ex. 25:5, etc.). See Acacia.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Acacia
ACACIA Palestinian wood used in the construction of the ark of the covenant (Ex 25:10). See Plants.
Shittah Tree
SHITTAH TREE* kjv rendering of acacia, a common desert tree, in Isaiah 41:19. See Plants (Acacia).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Acacia
acacia (uh-kay´shuh), a tree, Acacia raddiana, whose wood figures prominently in the exodus narratives. It was used in constructing the tabernacle and its equipment, including the ark of the covenant (Deut. 10:3). Isa. 41:19 lists the tree’s presence as evidence that God is restoring the desert. Various
Shittah
shittah (shit´uh; “acacia” tree or wood), a transliterated Hebrew term that identifies the tree or wood Acacia nilotica or the more substantial Acacia tortilis. In the plural form, shittim (Exod. 25–38), it is designated as the proper wood to be used in constructing the ark of the covenant (25:10) and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Acacia
AcaciaA native Mediterranean tree, of which there are five species. Most grow in the Judean desert, the Negeb, and Sinai, while one type (Acacia raddiana) is found in the central and northern parts of Israel. The acacia (Heb. šhiṭṭɩ̂m) is a hardy tree, able to withstand the extreme climatic conditions
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Acacia
Acacia [ə kāˊshə] (Heb. šiṭṭâ). A tree or shrub widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions, especially in Africa, Arabia, and Australia. In southern Palestine and surrounding areas the name designates the native Acacia seyal Delile and Acacia tortilis Hayne, while in Egypt it indicates
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shittah tree Shittim
Shittah tree, Shittim (Heb. shittâh, the thorny), is without doubt correctly referred to some species of Acacia, of which three or four kinds occur in the Bible lands. The wood of this tree—perhaps the Acacia seyal is more definitely signified—was extensively employed in the construction of the tabernacle.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Acacia
Acacia(Heb. shittim) Ex. 25:5, R.V. probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the “shittah” tree (Isa. 41:19). Its wood is called shittim wood (Ex. 26:15, 26; 25:10, 13, 23, 28, etc.). This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree. It yields the gum-arabic of
Shittah-tree
Shittah-tree(Isa. 41:19; R.V., “acacia tree”). Shittah wood was employed in making the various parts of the tabernacle in the wilderness, and must therefore have been indigenous in the desert in which the Israelites wandered. It was the acacia or mimosa (Acacia Nilotica and A. seyal). “The wild acacia
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Shittah
Shittahshittah (shiʹtuh; ‘acacia’ tree or wood), a transliterated Hebrew term (šiṭṭâ) that identified the tree or wood Acacia nilotica or the more substantial Acacia tortilis. In the plural form, shittim (Exod. 25, 26, 27, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38), it is designated as the proper wood to be used in constructing
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ACACIA
ACACIA<a-ka’-sha> ( שִׁטָּה‎ [shiTTah], the shittah tree of the King James Version, Isaiah 41:19, and עֲצֵי־שִׁטָּה‎ [̀atse-shiTTah], acacia wood; shittah wood the King James Version, Exodus 25:5, 10, 13; 26:15, 26; 27:1, 6; Deuteronomy 10:3.): [ShiTTah] (= shinTah) is equivalent to
SHITTAH; TREE; SHITTIM WOOD
SHITTAH; TREE; SHITTIM WOOD<shit’a>, ([שִׁטָּה‎, shiTTah]; Septuagint [ξύλον ἄσηπτον, xulon asepton]; the Revised Version (British and American) ACACIA TREE (Isaiah 41:19)); ([עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים‎, ̀ace shiTTim]; the Revised Version (British and American) ACACIA WOOD (Exodus 25:5, 10, 13; 26:15,