Shittim

Shittim (Shi┬┤tim)

A place in the territory of Moab north of Mt. Nebo and Heshbon and across the border from Jericho (Num 33:48-49). Here, according to the various narratives, the Israelite men sinned with Moabite women (Num 25) and the Israelites were numbered in a census (Num 26). At Shittim Joshua was commissioned to succeed Moses (Num 27:23) and from there spies were sent to the promised land (Josh 2:1). Shittim may be identified with the modern Tell el-Hamman in Jordan.

Num 33:48-49

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Num 25

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Num 26

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Num 27:23

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Josh 2:1

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