Showbread definition

shōbrĕd
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.
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(judaism) The twelve loaves of unleavened bread placed at the altar in the ancient Temple as a token offering every Sabbath by the priests.
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The twelve loaves of bread placed daily by the Jewish priests in the Holy Place on the table.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
showbread
Plural:
showbreads

Origin of showbread

  • 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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition