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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. Exodus 25:5
, RSV probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree (Isaiah 41:19
). Its wood is called shittim wood (Exodus 26:15,26
, etc.). This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree. It yields the gum-arabic of commerce. It is found in abundance in the Sinaitic peninsula.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Acacia'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/a/acacia.html. 1897.