Previous Next

Table of Contents

Shittim


Shit’tim (the acacias), the place of Israel’s encampment between the conquest of the transjordanic highlands and the passage of the Jordan. Num. 25:1; 33:49; Josh. 2:1; 3:1; Micah 6:5. Its full name appears to be given in the first of these passages—Abel has-Shittim, “the meadow, or moist place, of the acacias.” It was “in the Arboth-moab, by Jordan-Jericho,” Num. 22:1; 26:3; 31:12; 33:48–49; that is to say, it was in the Arabah or Jordan valley, opposite Jericho.