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

48They set out from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho;49they camped by the Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth as far as ... View more

Num 25

Worship of Baal of Peor
1While Israel was staying at Shittim, the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab.2These invited the people to the ... View more

Num 26

A Census of the New Generation
1After the plague the Lord said to Moses and to Eleazar son of Aaron the priest,2“Take a census of the whole congregation of the ... View more

Num 27:23

23he laid his hands on him and commissioned him—as the Lord had directed through Moses.

Josh 2:1

Spies Sent to Jericho
1Then Joshua son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” So they went, and en ... View more

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