Definition of shewbread in English:

shewbread

Syllabification: shew·bread
(also showbread /ˈSHōˌbred/)

noun

  • Twelve loaves placed every Sabbath in the Jewish Temple and eaten by the priests at the end of the week.
    More example sentences
    • In the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, a beautiful antitype of the table of shewbread is seen.
    • Interestingly the manna did not fall on Sabbath, but the shewbread was renewed each Sabbath.
    • I am teaching a Sunday School lesson on shewbread and I thought it would be good to have a sample for the class.

Origin

mid 16th century: suggested by German Schaubrot, representing Hebrew leḥem pānīm, literally 'bread of the face (of God)'.

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