Definition of Shittah tree

1. Noun. Source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia.

Exact synonyms: Shittah
Group relationships: Genus Acacia
Generic synonyms: Acacia
Terms within: Shittimwood

Medical Definition of Shittah tree

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Shittah tree

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1. Scripture Natural History: Containing a Descriptive Account of the by William Carpenter, Gorham Dummer Abbot (1833)
"THE shittah tree. THIS tree is only mentioned in Isaiah xli. ... The difficulty of identifying the shittah tree, has been felt by all interpreters, ..."

2. Day After Day: A Manual of Devotions for Individual and Family Use by John Wilbur Chapman (1919)
"I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the ..."

3. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, ... |HE shittah-tree of the Bible is the plant which yielded shittim-wood. ..."

4. The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Ll.D.: Eleven Volumes in Two by Thomas Dick (1851)
"I will plant in the wilderness, the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-tree. I will set in the desert the fir tree and the box together ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"SHITTAH-TREE, SHITTIM ... The shittah tree of Scripture is by some writers thought to refer more especially to the Acacia ..."

6. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, ... HE shittah-tree of the Bible is the plant which yielded shittim-wood. ..."

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