What Is African Acacia? . “The wood of the acacia tree, specifically the unfortunately-named Shittim (Vachellia seyal) species, was the only wood that was considered to be safe enough in which to transport the Covenant. Even before we knew about Janka Hardness Ratings, this tree was seen as very strong and durable, which meant that it was thought to be able to safely protect the Ten Commandments. “African acacia became known for its social and religious value as the perception of its protective power spread over the centuries. For example, the acacia tree was adopted as part of symbolic rituals for secret societies, such as the Knights Templar, based on its use as the material for the Ark.”
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