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"The wild acacia (Mimosa nilotica), under the name of sunt, everywhere represents the seneh, or senna, of the burning bush. A slightly different form of the tree, equally common under the name of seyal, is the ancient shittah, or, as more usually expressed in the plural form, the shittim, of which the Tabernacle was made."
References and notes
- ↑ Isaiah 41:19
- "acacia". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/acacia.
- Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, Sinai and Palestine, (Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, 28).