- the 12 loaves of bread placed every Sabbath on a table in the sanctuary of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem as an offering by the priests to God. Ex. 25:30; Lev. 24:5–9.
Origin of shewbread
Examples from the Web for shewbread
But did not David eat of the shewbread in pressing circumstances?The Last Miracle
M. P. Shiel
But there were no lamps to give light; there was no shewbread for food.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
Thomas Charles Edwards
Enoch calls the shewbread of the second Temple polluted and unclean.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)
No one, was the saucy answer; theres no kail in the kirks; then with a laugh, The ministers eat all the shewbread.At War with Society or, Tales of the Outcasts
Such were the cakes of shewbread, the meal and drink offerings, the first sheaf at Passover, the two loaves at Pentecost.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings
F. W. Farrar
- Old Testament the loaves of bread placed every Sabbath on the table beside the altar of incense in the tabernacle or temple of ancient Israel (Exodus 25:30; Leviticus 24:5–9)
Word Origin and History for shewbread
1530, Tyndale's word (Exodus xxv:30), based on or influenced by German schaubrot (in Luther), literally "show-bread," translating Latin panes propositiones, from Greek artai enopioi, from Hebrew lechem panim, the 12 loaves placed every Sabbath "before the Lord" on a table beside the altar of incense, from lechem "bread" + panim "face, presence." Old English translations used offring-hlafas.