25:30 You are to set the Bread of the Presence 1 on the table before me continually.
35:13 the table with its poles and all its vessels, and the Bread of the Presence;
39:36 the table, all its utensils, and the Bread of the Presence;
1 sn The name basically means that the bread is to be set out in the presence of Yahweh. The custom of presenting bread on a table as a thank offering is common in other cultures as well. The bread here would be placed on the table as a symbol of the divine provision for the twelve tribes – continually, because they were to express their thanksgiving continually. Priests could eat the bread after certain times. Fresh bread would be put there regularly.