in the Sinai Desert
Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com
Photo of an actual Shittah (acacia tree) in
Note that Shittah/shittim is the singular
and shittum is the plural.
Pieces of real shittum wood cut
legally in the Sinai Desert. Our source has only been given permission
one tree and only a small amount
is available. (See news below) These pieces are 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" -5.5" long.
To understand more of why it is important see Exodus, Chapter 25 in the
Bible Old Testament. We have had many requests over the years so
we are very happy to be able to offer these to our customers, probably
just at occasional intervals when we can get them. Certification is not available from the source (we asked but they said it was too much trouble for such a small number of blanks). WE HAVE NOW MADE OUR OWN CERTIFICATES FOR THIS WOOD. THEY ARE BASED ON OUR RECEIVING THEM FROM ISRAEL AND THE ASSURANCES THE SOURCE HAS GIVEN US. REQUEST THEM IN THE SHOPPING CART.
Limited restock on 8/17
NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER SIZES not listed below. .
Photos of Bethlehem Olivewood 2 x 2 x 12, sold below:
View of 2 x 2 x 12's
End view of typical pieces.
cut in Jerusalem
from tree prunings, sustainable harvest)
Samples of the pieces for sale.
Cut in Jerusalem. You can request certifications of authenticity in the "cert" box of the shopping cart when you checkout.
square by 5.25 to 5.5 long
Carob Wood from Israel
Carob is a beautiful wood mentioned in the Bible in Luke 15:16. The word "carat" comes from the carob tree seeds, which are very uniform in weight and were used to determine the weight of one "carat". The inside of the seedpods are used in modern times as a chocolate substitute.
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a third side view.
Carob from Israel Click photo for side 2
Note that some pieces will have some little check(s) just like the Bethlehem olivewood. Dried completely. Pieces missing below are sold.
Click here for final fourth side view.
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