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or shew·bread  (shō′brĕd′)
The 12 loaves of blessed unleavened bread placed in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle every Sabbath by the Hebrew priests of ancient Israel as an offering.

[Translation of German Schaubrot (Schau, sight, show + Brot, bread), translation of Greek artoi enōpioi (artoi, pl. of artos, loaf of bread + enōpioi, pl. of enōpios, facing), translation of Hebrew leḥem pānîm (leḥem, bread + pānîm, divine presence).]


(Judaism) a variant spelling of shewbread


or show•bread


Judaism. the bread placed every Sabbath in the holy of holies of the tabernacle and the Temple as an offering by the priests to God.
[1530; modeled on German Schaubrot, rendering Greek ártoi enṓpioi, translation of Hebrew leḥem pānīm]
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The Ark was placed in the Tabernacle which also contained the table of the showbread, the menorah and an altar of incense.
As the visual tour sweeps through the sanctuary, one can see the menorah, incense altar and showbread table, all of which have already been prepared by the Institute, among 70 other sacred vessels.
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From Torah classes, I knew about the Showbread of the Holy Temple, the Lehem HaPanim, and about the Matriarch Sarah's challahboth of which remained fresh throughout the week.
Here belong also images of objects connected with the Temple ritual: a menorah, a ram's horn (shear), a palm branch (lulu), a table for showbread.
In order to avoid suspicion that they misappropriated the showbread flour, the Garmu family used a different-colored flour when baking bread for themselves.
The Talmud relates how the family of Garmu, which made the showbread for the Second Temple, was especially careful to be above suspicion; the children were never seen with fine bread (Yuma 38a).
64) The Talmud relates how the family of Garmu, which made the showbread for the Temple, was especially careful to be above suspicion.
The altar must be built and adorned so as to attract one's gaze and to cause admiration, as the gold of the showbread table or of the altar of incense in the Temple emphasized the glory of the Lord.