acacia (Uh-kay´shuh)

A tree, Acacia raddiana, whose wood figures prominently in the exodus narratives. Used in constructing the tabernacle and its equipment, it appears in (Deut 10:3) in the same context. (Isa 41:19) lists the tree’s presence as evidence of God’s act in restoring the desert. Varieties of the tree were used in tanning leather (bark), in the manufacture of rope (fibers), for fodder (flowers and fruit), and, in Egypt, for medicinal salve (gum from Acacia nilotica).

Deut 10:3

3So I made an ark of acacia wood, cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hand.

Isa 41:19

19I will put in the wilderness the cedar,
the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive;
I will set in the desert the cypress,
the plane and the pine together,

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