Shewbread, The ‘Continual’ Sabbathly Offering Before the Lord One ‘Shewbread’, from ‘lechem panim’ Ex25:30, “And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me continually.” “Kai epithéhseis epí tehn trápedzan artóús enohpíous enantíon mou diapantós.” “enohpíous” (<‘enohpéh’), facing, of presence. Ex35:5,13, “Let him bring an offering unto the LORD, … the table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread.” Ex39:33,35, “And they brought unto Moses … the table, all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread.” 1K7:48, “Solomon took … the table on which shewbread (was).” “Élabon Salohmóhn … tehn trápedzan eph’ hehs hoi ártoi tehs prosphoráhs.” (LXX) “prosphoráhs” (<prosphoréoh), present, offer. 2Chr4:19, “Solomon made … the tables and upon them (were to be) the loaves of shewbread.” “Epóíehse Salohmóhn … tas trapédzas, kai ep’ autóhn ártoi prothéseohs.” “prothéseohs” (<protíthehmi), put forward. Two The “shewbread of arrangement”, from ‘maareketh’ 1Chr28:16, David gave Solomon his son the plan of the temple ... he gave him both of gold and silver the weight ... of the tables of shewbread (trapedzóhn tehs prothéseohs) ... David gave all to Solomon in the Lord’s handwriting according to the knowledge given him of the work of the pattern. 2Chr2:4, Solomon, saying, I, his (David’s) son, also am building a house to the Name of the Lord my God, to consecrate it to Him, to continually (1) burn incense before Him (tou (1) thymiáhin apénanti autóú thymíama), and (2) offer shew-bread always (kai (2) próthesin diapantós); and to offer up (3) whole-burnt-offerings continually morning and afternoon (diapantós (3) toprohí kai todéílehs) :– on the Sabbaths, at the new moons, and at the feasts of the Lord our God : This is a perpetual statute for Israel. 2Chr29:18, The Levites went to king Ezekias, and said, we purified all the things in the house of the Lord, (1) the altar of whole-burnt-offering and its vessels, and (2) the table of shew-bread (tehn trápredzan tehs prothéseohs ) and its vessels; and (3) all the vessels which king Achaz polluted in his reign, in his apostasy, we have prepared and purified: Look, They are in place before the altar of the Lord! We see that ‘maareketh’, is used when institutional or when a re-instatement of the ‘arrangement’ or institution. We see the “statute”, “to continually” and “perpetually”, “offer shew-bread always”, meant to every Sabbath Day, offer it. It does not mean the shewbread to be offered fresh every day. It means ‘every day’ as little as it means every day ‘mornings and afternoons’; it means once every day as little as it means twice every day. It means every day as little as it means only monthly, or only with every yearly feast! The “statute” to “offer shew-bread always”, “continually” and “perpetually”, meant the shewbread to be offered, “on the Sabbaths” every Sabbath Day, and also “on the Sabbaths” every Sabbath Day “at the new moons, and at the feasts of the Lord our God”. For thus it has, divinely, been “arranged”. The Shewbread was an offering of Sabbath days only, and specifically, for its peculiar Sabbath’s-meaning: “… in the Lord’s handwriting according to the knowledge given …”!