Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("the meadow or moist place of acacias".) In the plains of Moab, the "Arboth Moab by Jordan Jericho," on the level of the Jordan, in contrast to "the fields" on the higher land. That is to say, it was in the Arabah or Jordan valley opposite Jericho, at that part which belonged to Moab, where the streams from the eastern mountains flourished many acacias. The last resting place of Israel before crossing Jordan (Numbers 33:49; Numbers 22:1; Numbers 26:3; Numbers 31:12; Numbers 25:1; Joshua 2:1; Joshua 3:1; Micah 6:5). Josephus names it: "Abila, 60 stadia from Jordan, embosomed amidst palms, among which Moses delivered Deuteronomy." The acacias still fringe with green the upper terraces of the Jordan. Near mount Peor, at Shittim, in the shade of the acacia groves, Israel was seduced to Baal Peor's licentious rites; and here also Israel's judges, by Moses' direction under God, slew all the men seduced by Midian and Moab under Balaam's Satanic counsel (24,000) into whoredom and the worship of Baal Peor (Numbers 25:1; Numbers 31:16).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ay' behl-sshiht' tihm) Place name meaning, “brook of the acacias.” The last stop of Israel before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 33:49 ). See Shittim .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Mourning of thorns
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Meadow of the acacias, frequently called simply "Shittim" (Numbers 25:1 ; Joshua 2:1 ; Micah 6:5 ), a place on the east of Jordan, in the plain of Moab, nearly opposite Jericho. It was the forty-second encampment of the Israelites, their last resting-place before they crossed the Jordan (Numbers 33:49 ; 22:1 ; 26:3 ; 31:12 ; comp 25:1; 31:16).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ABEL-SHITTIM (‘meadow of the acacias’). In the plains of Moab ( Numbers 33:49 ); otherwise Shittim, the last ( Joshua 3:1 ) trans-Jordanic stage where the Israelites encamped. Identified with Ghor es-Seisaban , east of the Jordan, opposite Jericho. It was the scene of the offence of Baal-peor ( Numbers 25:1 ). Hence Joshua sent his spies ( Joshua 2:1 ).
R. A. S. Macalister.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
A place in the encampments of Israel; meaning the mourning in Shittim, in the plains of Moab. (Numbers 33:49.)
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary
a city situate in the plains of Moab, beyond Jordan, opposite to Jericho, Numbers 25:1 , &c.; 23:49; Joshua 11:1 . Eusebius says it stood in the neighbourhood of mount Peor. Moses encamped at Abel-Shittim some time before the Hebrew army passed the Jordan. Here the Israelites fell into idolatry, and worshipped Baal-peor, for which God punished them by the destruction of twenty-four thousand persons in one day.
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Abel-Shittim, or Shittim (â'bel-shĭt-tim), meadow of the acacias. Numbers 33:49; Numbers 25:1. A town six or seven miles distant from the east bank of the Jordan, opposite to Jericho. It was the last encampment of the Israelites on that side of the river. It was at this place that the Israelites fell into the grossest idolatry, for which they were visited with a desolating plague which destroyed 24,000 people. Numbers 25:1; Micah 6:5. The spies whom Joshua sent to Jericho went from Shittim. Joshua 2:1.
Shittim - In Numbers 33:49 it is called Abel-shittim, q
Beth-Jeshimoth - House of wastes, or deserts, a town near Abel-shittim, east of Jordan, in the desert of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not long before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 33:49 ; A
Shittim - Acacias, also called "Abel-shittim" (Numbers 33:49 ), a plain or valley in the land of Moab where the Israelites were encamped after their two victories over Sihon and Og, at the close of their desert wanderings, and from which Joshua sent forth two spies (q
Abel-Shittim - Abel-shittim (‘meadow of the acacias’)
Abel-Shittim - Moses encamped at Abel-shittim some time before the Hebrew army passed the Jordan
Abel-Shittim - Abel-shittim, or Shittim (â'bel-shĭt-tim), meadow of the acacias
Shittim - The name means ‘acacias,’ and the place is called in Numbers 33:49 Abel-shittim , or ‘Meadow of acacias
Plains - It occurs in the names of Abel-maim Abel-meholah, Abel-shittim and is rendered "plain" in ( Judges 11:33 ) --"plain of vineyards
Abel - This word enters into the composition of the following five entries: Abel-beth-maachah , Abel-cheramim , Abel-meholah , Abel-mizraim and Abel-shittim