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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
In the plains of Moab, east of the Jordan, and near Mount Peor. It was one of the last encampments of Israel before the death of Moses, Numbers 33:49; called also Shittim, Joshua 2:1 . Here the Israelites were enticed by the women of Moab and Midian into uncleanness and the idolatry of Baal-peor, and 24,000 died of the plague, Numbers 25:1 - 18 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Abelshittim'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/a/abelshittim.html. 1859.