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  • n. Twelve loaves of bread placed on the alter in Jewish Temples and renewed periodically. See showbread.


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  • Moreover, the table of shew-bread [3162] was two cubits in length, while its height was a cubit and a half.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • And therefore did the Lord say to those who were blaming His disciples because they plucked and ate the ears of corn, rubbing them in their hands, "Have ye not read this, what David did, when himself was an hungered; how he went into the house of God, and ate the shew-bread, and gave to those who were with him; which it is not lawful to eat, but for the priests alone?"

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • It represents the triumphal procession of captive Jews, the silver trumpets, the tables of shew-bread, and the golden candlestick, with its seven branches.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The _shew-bread_, the word of grace exhibited in the promises for the preservation of a Christian's life and glory.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • The altar of incense, the two tables of shew-bread, and the golden candlesticks.

    The Mysteries of Free Masonry Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge

  • He used to sit there in his great, luxurious, book-lined inner office, smiling and inscrutable as a plump joss-house idol while the fair ones burnt incense and made offering of shew-bread.

    Half Portions

  • The shew-bread (q.v.) consisted of twelve loaves of unleavened bread prepared and presented hot on the golden table every

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • To understand the surface of the earth, Cosmas, following the methods of interpretation which Origen and other early fathers of the Church had established, studies the table of shew-bread in the Jewish tabernacle.

    A History of the warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

  • [3201] He preaches partial baptisms after the one baptism, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the Church which, through its faith in Christ, has not spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; [3202] cleansing of leprosy after the painless state of the resurrection; an offering of jealousy [3203] when they neither marry nor are given in marriage; shew-bread after the Bread from heaven; burning lamps after the true Light.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • When David, in the pinch of necessity, took the shew-bread from the table of the Lord, he was absolutely in the right; for at that moment the letter of the law no longer existed.

    Gems (?) of German Thought


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