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Meaning of shewbread

shew•bread

Pronunciation: (shō'bred"), [key]
— n. Judaism.
  1. the 12 loaves of bread placed every Sabbath on a table in the sanctuary of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem as an offering by the priests to God. Ex. 25:30; Lev. 24:5–9.
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