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Abel Shittim Tel el-Hammam. Abel Shittim was an ancient city east of the Jordan River in Moab, and nearly 10 miles northeast of the Dead Sea. Mentioned in the Bible in Numbers 33:29; Joshua 2:1; 3:1; and Micah 6:5. Abel Shittim or A'bel-shit'tim means meadow of acacias. Josephus wrote that it was the spot where Moses delivered the exhortations of Deuteronomy.

Numbers 33:29 - And they went from Mithcah, and pitched in Hashmonah.
Joshua 2:1 - And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
Joshua 3:1 - And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
Micah 6:5 - O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.

ABEL-SHITTIM

a'-bel-shit'-tim ('abhel ha-shiTTim, "the meadow of the Acacias"): The name appears only in Nu 33:49; but the name Shittim is used to denote the same locality (Nu 25:1; Josh 2:1; 3:1; Mic 6:5). The name always has the article, and the best expression of it in English would be "the Acacias." `The valley of the Acacias' (Joel 3:18 (4:18)) is, apparently, a different locality.
For many weeks before crossing the Jordan, Israel was encamped in the vicinity of the Jordan valley, North of the Dead Sea, East of the river. The notices in the Bible, supplemented by those in Josephus and Eusebius and Jerome, indicate that the camping region was many miles in extent, the southern limit being Beth-jeshimoth, toward the Dead Sea, while Abel of the Acacias was the northern limit and the headquarters. The headquarters are often spoken of as East of the Jordan at Jericho (e.g. Nu 22:1; 26:3,63). During the stay there occurred the Balaam incident (Nu 22 through 24), and the harlotry with Moab and Midian (Nu 25) and the war with Midian (Nu 31), in both of which Phinehas distinguished himself. It was from the Acacias that Joshua sent out the spies, and that Israel afterward moved down to the river for the crossing. Micah aptly calls upon Yahweh's people to remember all that happened to them from the time when they reached the Acacias to the time when Yahweh had brought them safely across the river to Gilgal. Josephus is correct in saying that Abel of the Acacias is the place from which the Deuteronomic law purports to have been given. In his time the name survived as Abila, a not very important town situated there. He says that it was "sixty furlongs from Abila to the Jordan," that is a little more than seven English miles (Ant., IV, viii, 1 and V, i, 1; BJ, IV, vii, 6). There seems to be a consensus for locating the site at Kefrein, near where the wady of that name comes down into the Jordan valley.  - http://wwwestbible-history.com/isbe/A/ABEL-SHITTIM/ 

 

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Abila(Arabic: ابيلا‎) also, Biblical: Abel-Shittim or Ha-Shittim (or simply Shittim) was an ancient city east of the Jordan River in Moab, later Peraea, near Livias, about twelve km northeast of the north shore of the Dead Sea; the site is now that of Abil-ez-Zeit, Jordan.[1] Abel-Shittim (Hebrew meaning "Meadow of the Acacias"), is found only in Num. xxxiii.49; but Ha-Shittim (Hebrew meaning "The Acacias"), evidently the same place, is mentioned in Num. xxv.1, Josh. iii.1, and Micah, vi.5. It was the forty-second encampment of the Israelites and the final headquarters of Joshua before he crossed the Jordan. Josephus[2] states that there was in his time a town, Abila, full of palmtrees, at a distance of sixty stadia[3] from the Jordan, and describes it as the spot where Moses delivered the exhortations of Deuteronomy. There is to this day[when?] an acacia grove not far from the place, although the palms mentioned by Josephus are no longer there. -Wikipedia

ABEL-SHITTIM in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online) ABEL-SHITTIM a'-bel-shit'-tim ('abhel ha-shiTTim, "the meadow of the Acacias"): The name appears only in Nu 33:49; but the name Shittim is used to denote ...
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Abel-shittim - Definition of the Name Abel-shittim and Meaning in ...Bibliography Information Hitchcock, R.D. Dr "Definition for 'Abel-shittim' Hitchcock's Bible Dictionary". bible-history.com - Hitchcock's; 1901. ...
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SHITTIM in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)In Nu 33:49 it is called Abel-shittim. It was from Shittim that Joshua sent the spies to view out the land and Jericho (Josh 2:1); and from this point the ...
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MEADOW in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)(3) 'abhel keramim, "Abel-cheramim," the Revised Version margin "The meadow of ... "Abel-shittim" (Nu 33:49; compare 25:1; Josh 2:1; 3:1; Jdg 7:22; ...
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Beth-jeshimoth - Biblical Meaning of Beth-jeshimoth in Eastons ...house of wastes, or deserts, a town near Abel-shittim, east of. Jordan, in the desert of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not ...
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SHITTIM in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)In Nu 33:49 it is called Abel-shittim. It was from Shittim that Joshua sent the spies to view out the land and Jericho (Josh 2:1); and from this point the ...
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ABEL-SHITTIM in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)a'-bel-shit'-tim ('abhel ha-shiTTim, "the meadow of the Acacias"): The name appears only in Nu 33:49; but the name Shittim is used to denote the same ...
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Shittah tree, Shittim - Meaning of Shittah tree, Shittim in Smiths ...Shittah tree, Shittim: Biblical Meaning of Shittah tree, Shittim in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)
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SHITTAH; TREE; SHITTIM WOOD in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ...shit'a, (shiTTah; Septuagint xulon asepton; the Revised Version (British and American) ACACIA TREE (Isa 41:19)); (`ace shiTTim; the Revised Version (British ...
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SHITTIM in Naves Topical Bible (Bible History Online)SHITTIM in Naves Topical Bible (Bible History Online)
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S/SHITTIM/ 

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Abdon

Abel Keramin

Abel Maholah

Abel Shittim

Abel Beth Maacah

Acco

Achshaph

Achzib

Adam

Adamah

Adami Nekeb

Adithaim

Adoraim

Adullam

Adummim

Aduru

Ahlab

Ai

Aijalon

Almon

Amalekites

Ammonites

Arnon River

Amorites

Anab

Anaharath

Anim

Aphek

Aphekah

Ar

Arab

Arabian Desert

Arad

Arameans

Araq Ei Emir

Aroer

Arubboth

Arumah

Aruna

Ascent of Acrabbim

Ashdod

Asher

Ashkelon

Ashnah

Ashteroth

Asor

Astinah

Ataroth

Ataroth Addar

Aven

Azekah

Baal Hazor

Baal Shalishah

Baalah

Baalath

Bamoth Baal

Bashan

Bazkath

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Beeroth

Bene Berak

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Beth Anath

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Beth Haccherem

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Beth Hoglah

Beth Jeshimoth

Beth Nimrah

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Beth Rehob

Beth Shean

Beth Shemesh

Beth Tappuah

Beth Zur

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Bethmeon

Betomin

Bezek

Bezer

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Cabbon

Cabul

Canaanite

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Carmel

Chephar Ammoni

Chephirah

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Chinnereth

Chitlish

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Dan

Dan Laish

Dannab

Debir

Dibon

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Dor

Dothan

Dumah

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En Dor

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Hammath

Hammon

Hannahon

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Hebron

Heleph

Helkath

Heshbon

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Hill of Moreh

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Hivites

Holon

Horem

Hormah

Hukkok

Ibleam

Ijon

Iphtah

Issachar

Jabesh Gilead

Jabneel

Jagur

Jahaz

Janoah

Japhia

Jarmuth

Jattir

Jazer

Jebusites

Jerusalem

Jeshanah

Jeshua

Jezreel

Jogbehah

Jokneam

Joppa

Jordan River

Jot Bah

Judah

Juttah

Kain

Kamon

Kanah

Karnaim

Kedesh

Keilah

Kenites

Kerioth

Kerioth Hezron

Kir Hareseth

Kir of Moab

Kiriathaim

Lachish

Ladder of Tyre

Lahmam

Laishah

Lake Semechonitis

Lakkum

Lehi

Leontes

Libnah

Lo Debar

Lod

Lower Beth Heron

Maarath

Madmannah

Madmen

Madon

Mahanaim

Makkedah

Mamre

Manasseh

Maon

Mareshah

Medeba

Mediterranean Sea

Merom

Michmash

Middin

Migdal El

Migron

Mizpah

Mizpeh

Moabites

Moladah

Moresheth Gath

Mount Lebanon

Mountains of Abarim

Mt Baalah

Mt Carmel

Mt Ebal

Mt Gerazim

Mt Gilboa

Mt Hermon

Mt Nebo

Mt Pisgah

Nahalol

Naphtali

Neballat

Nebo

Neiel

Netophah

Nezib

Nibshan

Nob

Ono

Opharah

Pakkath

Parah

Pella

Penuel

Philistines

Phoenicia

Pirathon

Plain of Megiddo

Plain of Sharon

Plains of Moab

River Belus

River Jabbok

River Kidron

River Kishon

River Nahaliel

Rabbah

Ramah

Ramah Mizpeh

Ramathaim Zophim

Ramoth

Ramoth Gilead

Rehob

Reuben

Rimmon

Rogelim

Rumah

Samaria

Sarid

Sea of Arabah

Sea of Chinnereth

Secacah

Shaalbim

Shamir

Shechem

Shihor Libnath

Shikkeron

Shiloh

Shimron

Shunem

Sibmah

Siddim Valley

Sidon

Sidonians

Simeon

Socoh

Sorek

Succoth

Tabbath

Tanaach

Tappuah

Taralah

Tekoa

The Arabah

The Negev

Thebez

Timnah

Timnath Serah

Tirzah

Tishbe

Tyre

Uzu

Valley of Jezreel

Wadi Yarmuk

Waters of Merom

Wilderness of Judah

Yehem

Yiron

Zaanannim

Zanoah

Zaphon

Zarephath

Zarothan

Zebulun

Zemaraim

Zer

Zeredah

Zereth Shahar

Ziddim

Zior

Ziph

Zorah