EXAMPLES | 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
, modeled on
Greek ártoi enṓpioi,
Hebrew leḥem pānīm
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Examples from the Web for showbread Historical Examples of showbread British Dictionary definitions for showbread 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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Word Origin and History for showbread n.
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.
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