Judaism the twelve loaves of unleavened bread placed at the altar in the ancient Temple as a token offering every Sabbath by the priests
Origin of showbread; from earlier shewbread ; from shew + bread, after German schaubrot, Luther's translated, translation of Classical Hebrew (language) lechim panim, literally , bread of the (divine) face, or presence
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.
Origin of showbreadTranslation of German Schaubrot (Schau, sight, show + Brot, bread), translation of Greek artoi en&omacron;pioi (artoi, pl. of artos, loaf of bread + en&omacron;pioi, pl. of en&omacron;pios, facing), translation of Hebrew le&hlowdot;em panîm (le&hlowdot;em, bread + panîm, divine presence).
- The twelve loaves of bread placed daily by the Jewish priests in the Holy Place on the table.