showbread

[ shoh-bred ]
/ ˈʃoʊˌbrɛd /

noun Judaism.

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shewbread

or show·bread

[ shoh-bred ]
/ ˈʃoʊˌbrɛd /

noun Judaism.

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

1530; shew + bread, modeled on German Schaubrot, which renders Greek ártoi enṓpioi, translation of Hebrew leḥem pānīm
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Example sentences from the Web for showbread

  • The golden candlestick, the golden table for showbread, and the trumpets are clearly recognizable.

    Old Rome|Robert Burn

British Dictionary definitions for showbread (1 of 2)

showbread
/ (ˈʃəʊˌbrɛd) /

noun

a variant spelling of shewbread

British Dictionary definitions for showbread (2 of 2)

shewbread

showbread

/ (ˈʃəʊˌbrɛd) /

noun

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 for shewbread

on the model of German Schaubrot, a translation of the Greek artoi enōpioi, a translation of the Hebrew lechem pānīm, literally: bread of the presence
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