But there were no lamps to give light; there was no shewbread for food.
But did not David eat of the shewbread in pressing circumstances?
The shewbread, laid on the table in rows of twelve cakes, was eaten by Aaron and his sons.
Enoch calls the shewbread of the second Temple polluted and unclean.
In view of the condition of urgent need the priest had given the shewbread to the hungry men.
No one, was the saucy answer; theres no kail in the kirks; then with a laugh, The ministers eat all the shewbread.
The altar within the Temple and the table of shewbread were likewise covered with the same precious metal.
Such were the cakes of shewbread, the meal and drink offerings, the first sheaf at Passover, the two loaves at Pentecost.
The shewbread was consecrated, but he approved the taking of it to satisfy human hunger.
He also asked for five sacred loaves of shewbread, which no one dared to eat except the priests.
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.
Ex. 25:30 (R.V. marg., "presence bread"); 1 Chr. 9:32 (marg., "bread of ordering"); Num. 4:7: called "hallowed bread" (R.V., "holy bread") in 1 Sam. 21:1-6. This bread consisted of twelve loaves made of the finest flour. They were flat and thin, and were placed in two rows of six each on a table in the holy place before the Lord. They were renewed every Sabbath (Lev. 24:5-9), and those that were removed to give place to the new ones were to be eaten by the priests only in the holy place (see 1 Sam. 21:3-6; comp. Matt. 12:3, 4). The number of the loaves represented the twelve tribes of Israel, and also the entire spiritual Israel, "the true Israel;" and the placing of them on the table symbolized the entire consecration of Israel to the Lord, and their acceptance of God as their God. The table for the bread was made of acacia wood, 3 feet long, 18 inches broad, and 2 feet 3 inches high. It was plated with pure gold. Two staves, plated with gold, passed through golden rings, were used for carrying it.