Leviticus 24:5

Overview - Leviticus 24
The oil for the lamps.
The shew-bread.
10 Shelomith's son blasphemeth.
13 The law of blasphemy.
17 Of murder.
18 Of damage.
23 The blasphemer is stoned.
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Leviticus 24:5  (King James Version)
And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.

The loaves of bread which the officiating priest placed every sabbath day upon the golden table in the Sanctum, before the Lord, were twelve in number, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The loaves must have been large, since two tenth deals (about six pints) of flour were used for each, Leviticus 24:3 , 6, ; 7. They were served up hot on the sabbath day in the
Sanctum, when the stale ones, which had been exposed the whole week, were taken away, and none but the priests were allowed to eat them. In an extraordinary extremity, David and his men partook of the shew-bread, (see 1 ; Sa 21:6, the urgent necessity alone justifying the act. The Hebrew signifies bread of faces, or, of the face.* See
Ex 25:30 40:23 1Ki 18:31 1Sa 21:4,5 Mt 12:4 Ac 26:7 Jas 1:1