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Bread of the Presence,
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[German Version]

לֶחֶם הַפָּנִים/leḍem happānîm, “Bread of the Presence (of God)” or “showbread” (Luther: Schaubrot) a term for a kind of sacrificial bread that was presented on a table in the sanctuary as in the “ tabernacle” (Sinai/Sinai traditions; Wilderness wanderings/Wilderness traditions); Exod 24:23–30 [P]; cf. also Heb 9:2) and in the visionary temple of Ezekiel (Ezek 41:22). The Bread of the Presence as “holy bread” in the sanctuary at Nob (1 Sam 21:5–7; cf. Matt 12:4 parr.) and, especially, in the Solomonic temple (1 Kgs 7:4…

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Görg, Manfred, “Bread of the Presence,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025254>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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