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shittim wood

[ shit-im ]

noun

  1. the wood, probably acacia, of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Exodus 25, 26.


shittim wood

/ ˈʃɪtɪm /

noun

  1. Old Testament a kind of wood, probably acacia, from which the Ark of the Covenant and parts of the tabernacle were made


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Word History and Origins

Origin of shittim wood1

First recorded in 1580–90; ultimately from Hebrew shiṭṭīm, plural of shiṭṭāh “the acacia tree” (probably) ; shittah )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shittim wood1

C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah

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Example Sentences

And here we had broad-water patches, in and out, inlaid on land, like mother-of-pearl in brown Shittim wood.

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