By some it is thought that the timber of A. arabica is identical with the shittim tree, or wood of the Bible.
The whole land of the plain and the valley of shittim as far as Mount Nebo are visible from here.
The host of Israel had been encamped for some time at shittim on the east side of the river Jordan.
Omitted from the above is the strange clause from shittim to Gilgal, which appears to be a gloss.
Joshua rose up early in the morning and set out from shittim.
acacias, also called "Abel-shittim" (Num. 33:49), a plain or valley in the land of Moab where the Israelites were encamped after their two victories over Sihon and Og, at the close of their desert wanderings, and from which Joshua sent forth two spies (q.v.) "secretly" to "view" the land and Jericho (Josh. 2:1).