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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. 1859.

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