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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoh-bred]
    • /ˈʃoʊˌbrɛd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoh-bred]
    • /ˈʃoʊˌbrɛd/

Definitions of shewbread word

  • noun shewbread 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. 1
  • noun shewbread the loaves of bread placed every Sabbath on the table beside the altar of incense in the tabernacle or temple of ancient Israel (Exodus 25:30; Leviticus 24:5–9) 0
  • abbreviation SHEWBREAD showbread 0

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Origin of shewbread

First appearance:

before 1530
One of the 29% oldest English words
1530; shew + bread, modeled on German Schaubrot, which renders Greek ártoi enṓpioi, translation of Hebrew leḥem pānīm

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shewbread popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shewbread usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with shewbread

  • how to make shewbread?
  • what is shewbread in the bible?
  • what does the table of shewbread represent?

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