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Table for eating
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The table where the bread of the presence was kept in the tabernacle and temple (Exod 25:23–30; Num 4:7;1 Kgs 7:48). The table was made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold. The instructions for its construction are found in Exod 25:23–30. Using a standard cubit of 18 inches, the table was 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high. The craftsman later carried out the construction of the table, following those specifications precisely (Exod 37:10–16). The table was to be placed in front of the curtain separating the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies, along the north side of the tabernacle (Exod 26:35). According to 1 Kgs 7:48–50, Solomon made the golden items for the temple, including the table. For more information, see these articles: Bread of the Presence; Tabernacle; Tabernacle, Critical Issues.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Table
Table of the Presence (שֻׁלְחַן הַפָּנִים‎, shulchan happanim). The table where the bread of the presence was kept in the tabernacle and temple (Exod 25:23–30; Num 4:7;1 Kgs 7:48). The table was made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold. The instructions for its construction are found in Exod 25:23–30.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Table
Table An English term derived from Lat tabula, which means “board” or “flat slab.” Thus Eng. “table” first denoted any flat surface, but especially one used for writing. Later it came to be used in a more specialized sense of a piece of furniture with a horizontal surface. Eventually “table” in the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Table
TABLE. The translation of seven Heb. and Gr. words.1. Heb. lûăḥ “tablet” (Ex 24:12; 31:18), the tablets of stone on which Yahweh inscribed the Ten Commandments. They were put in the ark (Deut 10:5). The heart is to be like a table, but impressionable, not adamantine like stone, that God may impress
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Table
TABLE. 1. A table as an article of furniture (Heb. šulḥān; Gk. trapeza). The table in the steppe, or wilderness (Pss. 23:5; 78:19), was a prepared area or skin laid out on the ground (Heb. šlḥ). Elsewhere the word is used, as its modern counterpart, for the table made of wood or metal which was
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Table
TABLE. See also Tablet.1. A divan, i.e., a company of persons seated round about a room (Song of Sol. 1:12), Heb. mēsab.2. A table as spread with food, viands (Judg. 1:7; 1 Sam. 20:29, 34; 1 Kings 2:7; etc.), Heb. shūlḥān, “spread out, extended.” As to the form of tables among the Hebrews, little
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Tables
Tables(Mark 7:4) means banqueting-couches or benches, on which the Jews reclined when at meals. This custom, along with the use of raised tables like ours, was introduced among the Jews after the Captivity. Before this they had, properly speaking, no table. That which served the purpose was a skin or
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Table
TABLE — an article of furniture used for ritual, eating, and money changing. The tabernacle had a table of acacia wood overlaid with gold on which the showbread was placed (Ex. 25:23; Num. 3:31; Heb. 9:2). A table of gold was in the Temple (1 Kin. 7:48). Tables for the burnt offering were furnishings
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Table
TableTables are central to everyday life in the Bible, serving domestic, ceremonial and business or commercial functions. The image comes to stand for fellowship with others and with God at meals and ceremonies around tables. In the end, Jesus promises his disciples the ultimate blessing of a place
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TABLE
TABLE“Table” is derived from the Latin tabula, meaning primarily “a board,” but with a great variety of other significances, of which “writing-tablet” is the most important for the Biblical use of “table.” So in English “table” meant at first “any surface” and, in particular, “a surface
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Table
Table. Apellēs’ table. A pictured table, representing the excellency of sobriety on one side, and the deformity of intemperance on the other.Tables of Celēs. Cebes was a Theban philosopher, a disciple of Socrates, and one of the interlocutors of Plato’s Phædo. His Tables or Tableau supposes him to be
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Table
TABLE, TABLET (Lk 1:63 πινακίδιον, 2 Co 3:3 and He 9:4 πλάξ).—The word πινακίδιον, not wholly unknown in classical Greek, although it is not commonly used, occurs but once in the NT and not at all in the Septuagint. When it is used in Lk 1:63 it denotes, in all probability, a wax-covered wooden writing-tablet.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Table
TABLE Flat surface supported by legs. 1. Dinner tables. The earliest “tables” were simply skins spread on the ground (cp. the expressions “spread a table” and “a fine spread”). Representations of tables are rare in Egyptian art before the new kingdom (1300–1100 b.c.). The earliest scriptural mention