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My Favorite Word in the Bible Is…

Shittim.

Hands down. 32 times in the Bible, that shittim. There’s nothing substantive I have to say about the word. It’s juvenile, I admit, but I just bliss out whenever my eyes come by it. Shittim, shittim, shittim.

Although God’s obsession over the various decorative uses of shittim wood in Exodus blows Queer Eye for the Straight Guy out of the water, you can’t compete with the later passages regarding the Valley of Shittim. My favorites are Numbers 25:1 (“And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.”) and Joel 3:18 (“The hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.”) Whew. Someone is going to have to hose me down.

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