Metaphysical meaning of Shittim (mbd)
Shittim, shit'-tim (Heb.)--acacias; acacia wood; thorny.
a A place in Moab; the last place in which the Israelites encamped before passing over the Jordan to possess the land of Canaan (Num. 25:1; Josh. 3:1). b A valley mentioned in Joel 3:18 ("the valley of acacias," margin).
Meta. Abel-shittim, of Numbers 33:49, is believed to be the same place. See ABEL-SHITTIM and BETH--SHITTAH. Shittim (acacias) refers to resurrection life. When there has been a resurrection experienced in consciousness--an inflow of new life, with the corresponding quickening, awakening, and vitalizing in mind and body--if the Moab or earthly mind in one is in evidence there are sure to be some troublous conditions to adjust (thorny)