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Bread of the Presence
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Twelve loaves of bread arranged in two stacks of six on the Table of the Showbread, replaced weekly on the Sabbath (Lev 24:5–9). The Table of the Showbread was located in the holy place of the tabernacle and temple near Yahweh’s presence.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bread of the Presence
Bread of the Presence (לֶחֶם הַפָּנִים‎, lechem happanim). Twelve loaves of bread arranged in two stacks of six on the Table of the Showbread, replaced weekly on the Sabbath (Lev 24:5–9). The Table of the Showbread was located in the holy place of the tabernacle and temple near Yahweh’s presence.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bread of the Presence
BREAD OF THE PRESENCE. The bread of the Presence consists of twelve loaves of unleavened bread that are displayed in the temple sanctuary. Since the sanctuary is next to the holy of holies, the bread is separated only by a curtain from Yahweh’s immediate presence. In this important location, the loaves
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bread of the Presence
Bread of the Presence. Loaves of bread placed on a special table in the sanctuary or Holy Place of the tabernacle and later in the temple. Two other terms in the OT are used to describe the “bread of the Presence,” which means bread that has been set before the Lord’s face (Ex 25:23, 30; 35:13; 39:36;
Showbread
Showbread. Bread that was kept in the holy place of the temple (2 Chr 2:4).See Bread of the Presence.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Presence, Bread of the
Presence, Bread of the [Heb. leḥem happānîm—‘bread of the face’] (Ex. 25:30; 35:13; 39:36; 1 S. 21:6 [MT 7]; 1 K. 7:48; 2 Ch. 4:19); AV SHEWBREAD; [šulḥan happānîm—‘table of the face’] (“table of the bread of the presence,” Nu. 4:7); AV TABLE OF SHEWBREAD; NEB TABLE OF THE PRESENCE; [Gk. ártoi tḗs
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bread of the Presence
BREAD OF THE PRESENCE Loaves of bread placed on a special table in the sanctuary or Holy Place of the tabernacle and later in the temple. Two other terms in the OT are used to describe the “bread of the Presence,” which means bread that has been set before the Lord’s face (Ex 25:23, 30; 35:13; 39:36;
Showbread
SHOWBREAD* Bread that was kept in the Holy Place of the temple (2 Chr 2:4). See Bread of the Presence.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bread of the Presence
bread of the Presence, twelve loaves of unleavened bread that were placed on a specially constructed table in the tabernacle and temple as an offering to God. They were to be baked of fine flour and arranged in two rows of six with frankincense in each row. The bread was to be replaced with freshly baked
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bread of Faces, Bread of Presence
BREAD OF FACES, BREAD OF PRESENCE. The Heb. term referring to the showbread in the tabernacle or temple. Twelve loaves were kept on the table in the holy place at all times, being exchanged for fresh loaves every week (Ex 25:30). See Showbread.The significance of the “bread of faces” is seen perhaps
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Showbread
SHOWBREAD. Heb. leḥem happānîm, lit. ‘bread of the face’, i.e. bread set before the face or presence of God (Ex. 25:30; 35:13; 39:36, etc.) or leḥem hamma‘areḵeṯ, lit. ‘bread of ordering’ (1 Ch. 9:32, etc.). After Moses had received divine instructions concerning the making of a table, dishes,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bread of the Presence
Bread of the PresenceLoaves of bread placed in the sanctuary on a golden table, before Yahweh. Its name derives from the fact that the bread is in the presence of God and is, therefore, holy. The bread of the presence is described in most detail by Priestly writers in Exod. 25:23–30; Lev. 24:5–9 in
Showbread
ShowbreadIn older English translations the name for the bread of the presence.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bread of the Presence
Bread of the Presence (Heb. leḥem happānîm “bread of the face”; Gk. ártoi tḗs prosthéseōs “loaves to set before [God]”). A continual offering required by the Lord (Exod. 25:30; Lev. 24:5–9) consisting of twelve loaves, each made of two-tenths ephah (4.4 l. [4 qts.]) of fine flour, arranged
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bread of the Presence
BREAD OF THE PRESENCE (Hebrew, literally “bread of the face”) The name given to twelve loaves of unleavened bread that were displayed in the Temple sanctuary. They symbolized the covenant between God and the twelve tribes of Israel (Lev 24:5–9). The name came from the bread’s nearness to the presence
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Shewbread
Shewbread (Heb. לֶחֶם הַפָּנִים; Gk. ὁ ἄρτος τῆς προθέσεως. The English word was adopted by W. *Tyndale from M. *Luther’s Schaubrot. Modern translations generally prefer ‘Bread of the Presence’ (thus RSV, NEB, REB), or ‘bread of offering’ (JB)). The 12 loaves which, acc. to the practice of
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