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Abel-shittim

also known as: Shittim

Meaning: meadow of the acacias, frequently called simply “Shittim” (Numbers 25:1; Joshua 2:1; Micah 6:5).

This was the name of a place on the east of Jordan, in the plain of Moab, nearly opposite Jericho.

It was the 42nd encampment of the Israelites, their last resting-place before they crossed the Jordan (Numbers 33:49; 22:1; 26:3; 31:12; compare 25:1; 31:16).