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Bread of the Presence

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(bread of the faces ) In Exodus 25:30 , the Lord's instructions concerning the paraphernalia of worship include a provision that bread be kept always on a table set before the Holy of Holies. This bread was called the bread of presence, or shewbread. The literal meaning of the Hebrew expression is “bread of the face.” It consisted of twelve loaves of presumably unleavened bread, and it was replaced each sabbath. See Temple; 1 Corinthians 11:17-32 ).

James A. Brooks

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bread of the Presence'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/bread-of-the-presence.html. 1991.

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