shittim


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Shittim

(ˈʃɪtɪm)
n
(Placename) Old Testament the site to the east of the Jordan and northeast of the Dead Sea where the Israelites encamped before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 25:1–9)
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Noun1.Shittim - shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruitshittim - shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit
buckthorn - any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
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It is based on a 45cm cubit, and a very conservative estimate of the density of shittim wood at 500 kg/m^3.
Tyconius also sees those killed for the idolatry at Shittim in Numbers 25 as indicating the evil part of a bipartite church, (89) even as the midrash on Song of Songs 1:5 opposes the black idolaters of Shittim to the beautiful Phinehas, who slays the Israelite and his Midianite consort after these latter two have presented themselves before the whole community (see Ps 106:30).