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The Definition of the word 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.

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