Acacia

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Acacia – (Heb. shittim) Ex. 25:5, R.V. probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the “shittah” tree (Isa. 41:19).

Its wood is called shittim wood (Ex. 26:15,26; 25:10,13,23,28, etc.).

This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree.

It yields the gum-arabic of commerce.

It is found in abundance in the Sinaitic peninsula.

Noah Moses

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