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Shittim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
City in the plains of Moab located just east of the Jordan River.The Hebrew city name Shittim means “acacia trees.” The city was likely named after a great quantity of the trees present at its location. Acacia wood was a valuable commodity in the ancient Near East, and Shittim would have been a key locale for trade and commerce.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shittim
Shittim (שִׁטִּים‎, shittim). City in the plains of Moab located just east of the Jordan River.The Hebrew city name Shittim means “acacia trees.” The city was likely named after a great quantity of the trees present at its location. Acacia wood was a valuable commodity in the ancient Near East, and Shittim
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shittim (Place)
SHITTIM (PLACE) [Heb šiṭṭı̂m (שִׁטִּים)]. The encampment site of Israel in the plains of Moab NE of the Dead Sea. Since Shittim was the final encampment of the Israelites before they crossed Jordan, it is notable in the history of Israel. At Shittim, the Israelites fell into the idolatrous and immoral
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shittim (Place)
Shittim (Place). Site on the plains of Moab where the Israelites made their final Transjordan encampment after defeating Sihon and Og (Nm 22:21–35) and prior to their crossing of the Jordan (25:1). According to Numbers 33:49 this camp was near “the Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim.”
Abel-shittim
Abel-shittim. Alternate name for Shittim, a place on the plains of Moab, in Numbers 33:49.See Shittim (Place).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shittim
1. A place on the eastern side of the Jordan and N of the Dead Sea, probably a portion of the plains of Moab. According to Glueck, haššiṭṭîm is an abbreviated form of ʾāḇēl haššiṭṭîm, Abel-Shittim. Simons, on the other hand, thought that Shittim was the name of the entire area, which stretched
Abel-Shittim
Abel-Shittim āʹbəl-shitʹim [Heb. ’āḇēl haššiṭṭîm—‘watercourse of the acacias’]. This form appears in Nu. 33:49 only, the name Shittim being used elsewhere (Nu. 25:1; Josh. 2:1; 3:1; Mic. 6:5). The valley of Joel 3:18 [MT 4:18] is apparently a different location. See Shittim.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shittim (Place)
SHITTIM* (Place) Site on the plains of Moab where the Israelites made their final Transjordan encampment after defeating Sihon and Og (Nm 21:21–35) and prior to their crossing of the Jordan (25:1). According to Numbers 33:49, this camp was near the Jordan, spreading from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim.
Abel-Shittim
ABEL-SHITTIM Alternate name for Shittim, a place on the plains of Moab, in Numbers 33:49. See Shittim (Place).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shittim
Shittim (shi´tim), short for Abel-Shittim (Heb., “meadow of the acacias”), a place in Moab north of Mount Nebo and Heshbon and across the Jordan River from Jericho. Shittim was the place from which Balaam was supposed to curse the Israelites, though he found that he could only bless them instead (Num.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shittim
SHITTIM. A place name give for the acacia trees growing there (see Plants: Shittah, Shittim).1. Israel’s last camp before crossing the Jordan (Josh 3:1), also called Abel-shittim (q.v.; Num 33:49). While here, the Israelites joined in the immoral idolatry of the Moabites (Num 25:1; 31:16; Mic 6:5).
Abel-Shittim
ABEL-SHITTIM. A place earlier called Shittim (q.v.) on the plains of Moab at which Israel camped before crossing the Jordan to attack Jericho, During this encampment (Num 33:49), the Balaam episode (Num 22–24), the invasion of the camp by Midian idolatry (Num 25), and the war with Midian (Num 31) took
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shittim
SHITTIM. 1. One of the names given to the final Israelite encampment before they crossed the Jordan, opposite Jericho (Nu. 25:1; Jos. 2:1; 3:1; cf. Mi. 6:5). Nu. 33:49 uses a longer form of the name, Abel-shittim (‘the brook (?) of the acacias’, since, šiṭṭîm means ‘acacias’), for one extremity of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shittim
Shittim (H heb. šiṭṭɩ̂m)1. The last campsite of the Israelites on the plains of Moab before crossing the Jordan River (Num. 33:49). The name is the abbreviated form of the full toponym Abel-shittim, “Meadow of Acacias” (Num. 33:49). Here, the Moabite king Balak tried to curse Israel through Balaam
Abel-Shittim
Abel-Shittim (Heb. ʾāḇēl haššiṭṭɩ̂m)A place of encampment for the Israelites at the end of the wilderness wanderings (Num. 33:49). It is probably the same as Shittim, located E of the Jordan, in Moab.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abel Shittim
Abel-Shittim [āˊbəl shĭtˊĭm] (Heb. ˒āḇēl haššiṭṭîm “meadow [or brook] of the acacias”). A place of encampment for the Israelites at the end of the wilderness wanderings (Num. 33:49; JB “Abel-hashshittim”). Usually called Shittim, it is located east of the Jordan, in Moab.See Shittim 1.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Abel-Shittim; Shittim
ABEL-SHITTIM; SHITTIM The last station on the route of the Exodus, east of the Jordan, in the plains of Moab (Num. 33:49). From there Joshua sent out spies to the land of Canaan (Josh. 2:1), and there the Israelites gathered to cross the Jordan (Josh. 3:1). Known as Abila, it also flourished in the Hellenistic-Roman
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shittim
SHITTIM (Hebrew, “the acacias”) The location of Israel’s last Exodus encampment before taking possession of Canaan. It lay in ancient Moabite territory northeast of the Dead Sea. It was here that the final events of Numbers took place. Here, too, Israel broke faith with the Lord and took part in the
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