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Shittah tree

shittah tree
A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc, of the Jewish tabernacle were made; now believed to have been the wood of the acacia Seyal, which is hard, fine grained, and yellowish brown in colour.
Origin: Heb. Shittah, pl. Shittim.


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