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Table (125 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:15 And a burning light is not put under a vessel, but on its table; so that its rays may be shining on all who are in the house. (BBE)

Matthew 8:11 And I tell you that many will come from the east and from the west and will recline at table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of the Heavens, (WEY DBY NAS RSV)

Matthew 9:10 And while He was reclining at table, a large number of tax-gathers and notorious sinners were of the party with Jesus and His disciples. (WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Matthew 14:9 The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given, (WEB WEY DBY WBS)

Matthew 15:27 But she said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 26:7 a woman came to him having an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. (WEB WEY BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 26:20 Now when evening had come, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples. (WEB WEY BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 2:15 It happened, that he was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they followed him. (WEB WEY BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Mark 4:21 And he said to them, When the light comes in, do people put it under a vessel, or under the bed, and not on its table? (BBE)

Mark 6:22 And when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and did a dance, Herod and those who were at table with him were pleased with her; and the king said to the girl, Make a request for anything and I will give it you. (BBE DBY)

Mark 6:26 And the king was very sad; but because of his oaths, and those who were with him at table, he would not say 'No' to her. (BBE DBY)

Mark 7:28 But she answered him, "Yes, Lord. Yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 14:3 While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard-very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head. (WEB WEY BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 14:15 And he will take you up himself to a great room with a table and seats: there make ready for us. (BBE)

Mark 14:18 And while they were at table Jesus said, "I solemnly tell you that one of you will betray me--one who is eating with me." (WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 16:14 Afterward he was revealed to the eleven themselves as they sat at the table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they didn't believe those who had seen him after he had risen. (WEB WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Luke 1:63 He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They all marveled. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 5:29 Levi also gave a great entertainment at his house in honour of Jesus, and there was a large party of tax-gatherers and others at table with them. (WEY BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Luke 7:36 One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat at the table. (WEB WEY BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 7:37 And there was a woman in the town who was a notorious sinner. Having learnt that Jesus was at table in the Pharisee's house she brought a flask of perfume, (WEY WBS NAS RSV)

Luke 7:49 Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?" (WEB BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Luke 8:16 No man, when the light is lighted, puts a cover over it, or puts it under a bed, but he puts it on its table, so that those who come in may see the light. (BBE)

Luke 10:7 And in that same house stay, eating and drinking at their table; for the labourer deserves his wages. Do not move from one house to another. (WEY)

Luke 10:40 Martha meanwhile was busy and distracted in waiting at table, and she came and said, "Master, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do all the waiting? Tell her to assist me." (WEY)

Luke 11:33 No man, when the light has been lighted, puts it in a secret place, or under a vessel, but on its table, so that those who come in may see the light. (BBE)

Luke 11:37 Now as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him. He went in, and sat at the table. (WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom their Master when He comes shall find on the watch. I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid them recline at table while He comes and waits on them. (WEY BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 13:29 And they shall come from east and west, and from north and south, and shall lie down at table in the kingdom of God. (DBY NAS RSV)

Luke 14:7 He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said to them, (See NAS NIV)

Luke 14:8 When thou art invited by any one to a wedding, do not lay thyself down in the first place at table, lest perhaps a more honourable than thou be invited by him, (DBY)

Luke 14:10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you,'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. (WEB DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Luke 14:15 When one of those who sat at the table with him heard these things, he said to him, "Blessed is he who will feast in the Kingdom of God!" (WEB BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 16:21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 17:7 But who is there among you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say, when he comes in from the field,'Come immediately and sit down at the table,' (WEB WEY DBY RSV)

Luke 22:12 And he will take you up to a great room with a table and seats: there make ready. (BBE)

Luke 22:14 When the time was come, and He had taken His place at table, and the Apostles with Him, (WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 22:21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 22:27 For who is greater, one who sits at the table, or one who serves? Isn't it he who sits at the table? But I am in the midst of you as one who serves. (WEB WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 22:30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom. You will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 24:30 It happened, that when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them. (WEB BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

John 12:2 So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him. (WEB KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

John 13:4 rose from the table, threw off His upper garments, and took a towel and tied it round Him. (WEY BBE)

John 13:12 So after He had washed their feet, put on His garments again, and returned to the table, He said to them, "Do you understand what I have done to you? (WEY NAS)

John 13:23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was at the table, leaning against Jesus' breast. (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY)

John 13:28 Now no man at the table knew why he said this to him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Acts 16:34 And having brought them into his house he laid the table for them, and rejoiced with all his house, having believed in God. (DBY)

Romans 11:9 David says, "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, a stumbling block, and a retribution to them. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 8:10 For if any one were to see you, who know the real truth of this matter, reclining at table in an idol's temple, would not his conscience (supposing him to be a weak believer) (WEY DBY RSV)

1 Corinthians 10:21 You can't both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can't both partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 9:2 For a tabernacle was prepared. In the first part were the lampstand, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 43:34 And Joseph sent food to them from his table, but he sent five times as much to Benjamin as to any of the others. And they took wine freely with him. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:23 "You shall make a table of acacia wood. Two cubits shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth, and one and a half cubits its height. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:26 And make four gold rings and put them at the four angles, on the four feet of the table; (BBE NIV)

Exodus 25:27 the rings shall be close to the rim, for places for the poles to carry the table. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:28 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried with them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:30 You shall set bread of the presence on the table before me always. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:35 You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and you shall put the table on the north side. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 30:27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 31:8 the table and its vessels, the pure lampstand with all its vessels, the altar of incense, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:13 the table with its poles and all its vessels, and the show bread; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:10 He made the table of acacia wood. Its length was two cubits, and its breadth was a cubit, and its height was a cubit and a half. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:13 He cast four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that were on its four feet. (See NIV)

Exodus 37:14 The rings were close by the border, the places for the poles to carry the table. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:15 He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:16 He made the vessels which were on the table, its dishes, its spoons, its bowls, and its pitchers with which to pour out, of pure gold. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:36 the table, all its vessels, the show bread, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 40:4 You shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are on it. You shall bring in the lampstand, and light its lamps. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 40:22 He put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the side of the tabernacle northward, outside of the veil. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 40:24 He put the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting, opposite the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 24:6 You shall set them in two rows, six on a row, on the pure gold table before Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 3:31 Their duty shall be the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all its service. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:7 "On the table of show bread they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the spoons, the bowls, and the cups with which to pour out; and the continual bread shall be on it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 1:7 Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their food under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 16:11 And Samuel said to Jesse, Are these all the young men? And he said, There is yet the youngest remaining, and behold, he is feeding the sheep. And Samuel said to Jesse, Send and fetch him; for we will not sit at table till he come hither. (DBY)

1 Samuel 20:24 And David hid himself in the field; and it was the new moon, and the king sat at table to eat. (DBY)

1 Samuel 20:27 And it came to pass the next day after the new moon, the second day of the month, as David's place was empty, that Saul said to Jonathan his son, Why has not the son of Jesse come to table, neither yesterday nor to-day? (DBY)

1 Samuel 20:29 He said,'Please let me go, for our family has a sacrifice in the city. My brother has commanded me to be there. Now, if I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away, please, and see my brothers.' Therefore he has not come to the king's table." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 20:34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and ate no food the second day of the month; for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 9:7 David said to him, "Don't be afraid of him; for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father's sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your father. You shall eat bread at my table continually." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 9:10 You shall till the land for him, you, and your sons, and your servants; and you shall bring in the fruits, that your master's son may have bread to eat: but Mephibosheth your master's son shall eat bread always at my table." Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 9:11 Then said Ziba to the king, "According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so your shall servant do." So Mephibosheth ate at the king's table, like one of the king's sons. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 9:13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 19:28 For all my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore have I yet that I should cry any more to the king?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 2:7 But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those who eat at your table; for so they came to me when I fled from Absalom your brother. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 4:27 Those officers provided food for king Solomon, and for all who came to king Solomon's table, every man in his month; they let nothing be lacking. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 7:48 Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of Yahweh: the golden altar, and the table whereupon the show bread was, of gold; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 10:5 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 13:20 It happened, as they sat at the table, that the word of Yahweh came to the prophet who brought him back; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 18:19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to Mount Carmel, and four hundred fifty of the prophets of Baal, and four hundred of the prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 4:10 Let us make, please, a little chamber on the wall. Let us set for him there a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp stand. It shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 25:29 And his prison clothing was changed, and he was a guest at the king's table every day for the rest of his life. (BBE RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 9:32 Some of their brothers, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the show bread, to prepare it every Sabbath. (See NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:39 For three days they were there with David, feasting at his table, for their brothers had made ready food for them. (BBE)

1 Chronicles 23:29 for the show bread also, and for the fine flour for a meal offering, whether of unleavened wafers, or of that which is baked in the pan, or of that which is soaked, and for all manner of measure and size; (See NIV)

1 Chronicles 28:16 and the gold by weight for the tables of show bread, for every table; and silver for the tables of silver; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 9:4 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, his cup bearers also, and their clothing, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 13:11 and they burn to Yahweh every morning and every evening burnt offerings and sweet incense: the show bread also set they in order on the pure table; and the lampstand of gold with its lamps, to burn every evening: for we keep the instruction of Yahweh our God; but you have forsaken him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 26:10 And he built towers in the wilderness, and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much cattle; in the lowland also, and in the plain: and he had husbandmen and vinedressers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved husbandry. (See JPS BBE)

2 Chronicles 29:18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king within the palace, and said, We have cleansed all the house of Yahweh, and the altar of burnt offering, with all its vessels, and the table of show bread, with all its vessels. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 5:17 Moreover there were at my table, of the Jews and the rulers, one hundred fifty men, besides those who came to us from among the nations that were around us. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)


Table (125 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A view of the contents of a work; a statement of the principal topics discussed;
an index; a syllabus; a synopsis; as, a table of contents. ...
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Table-lands (2 Occurrences)
Table-lands. << Table-land, Table-lands. Tables >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Table-lands (2 Occurrences). Deuteronomy 34 ...
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Table-land (8 Occurrences)
Table-land. << Tableland, Table-land. Table-lands >>. Noah Webster's Dictionary ...
Multi-Version Concordance Table-land (8 Occurrences). ...
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Table-vessels (2 Occurrences)
Table-vessels. << Tablets, Table-vessels. Tabor >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Table-vessels (2 Occurrences). Exodus 25:29 ...
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Writing-table (1 Occurrence)
Writing-table. << Writings, Writing-table. Writing-tablet >>.
Multi-Version Concordance Writing-table (1 Occurrence). Luke ...
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Showbread (18 Occurrences)
... various phrases used in the Hebrew and Greek to designate the loaves of bread which
the priest of the week placed before the Lord on the golden table in the ...
/s/showbread.htm - 12k

Tableland (8 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 3:10 All the towns of the table-land and all Gilead and Bashan as far
as Salecah and Edrei, towns of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. (See RSV). ...
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Show-bread (15 Occurrences)
... (WBS). Hebrews 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, in which was the
candlestick, and the table, and the show-bread; which is called the sanctuary. ...
/s/show-bread.htm - 10k

Shewbread (16 Occurrences)
... They were flat and thin, and were placed in two rows of six each on a table in the
holy place before the Lord. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHEWBREAD, TABLE OF. ...
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Lamp-stand (17 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 9:2 for a tabernacle was prepared, the first, in which was both the
lamp-stand, and the table, and the bread of the presence -- which is called 'Holy ...
/l/lamp-stand.htm - 11k

5132. trapeza -- a table, dining table
... a table, dining table. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: trapeza Phonetic
Spelling: (trap'-ed-zah) Short Definition: a table for food or business ...
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4873. sunanakeimai -- to recline with (at table)
... to recline with (at table). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sunanakeimai Phonetic
Spelling: (soon-an-ak'-i-mahee) Short Definition: I recline at table ...
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4411. protoklisia -- the chief place (at the table)
... the chief place (at the table). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
protoklisia Phonetic Spelling: (pro-tok-lis-ee'-ah) Short Definition: the chief ...
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345. anakeimai -- to be laid up, to recline
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anakeimai Phonetic Spelling: (an-ak-i'-mahee)
Short Definition: I recline, especially at a dinner-table Definition: I ...
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2625. kataklino -- to make to lie down
... Verb Transliteration: kataklino Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ak-lee'-no) Short Definition:
I recline, cause to recline Definition: I cause to recline at table; mid. ...
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1248. diakonia -- service, ministry
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: diakonia Phonetic Spelling:
(dee-ak-on-ee'-ah) Short Definition: waiting at table, service, ministration ...
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1247. diakoneo -- to serve, minister
... to serve, minister. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diakoneo Phonetic Spelling:
(dee-ak-on-eh'-o) Short Definition: I wait at table, serve Definition: I ...
/greek/1247.htm - 9k

4109. plax -- anything flat and broad, hence a flat stone
... table, tablet. From plasso; a moulding-board, ie Flat surface ("plate", or tablet,
literally or figuratively) -- table. see GREEK plasso. ...
/greek/4109.htm - 6k

2825. kline -- a small couch
... bed, table. From klino; a couch (for sleep, sickness, sitting or eating) -- bed,
table. see GREEK klino. (klinarion) -- 1 Occurrence. (klinen) -- 4 Occurrences. ...
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4657. skubalon -- refuse
... 4657 (from 2965 , "dog" and 906 , "throw") -- properly, thrown to dogs, like filthy
scraps of garbage (table-scraps, dung, muck, sweepings); (figuratively ...
/greek/4657.htm - 7k

ATS Bible Dictionary


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

(shulchan (Exodus 25:25-30, etc.); he trapeza kai he prothesis ton arton (Hebrews 9:2)): For construction, see TABERNACLE; TEMPLE. A rude representation of the table is given on the Arch of Titus in Rome. The bas-relief was measured by Professor Boni in 1905, and the height and width of the represented tables were found to be 48 centimeters, or nearly 19 inches. The table represented is, of course, that of Herod's temple, taken at the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. See the author's article on "The Temple Spoils" in PEFS, 1906, 306;.

The table of shewbread is to be distinguished from the altar of incense. It has become the fashion of the newer criticism to deny the existence of the altar of incense in preexilic times, and to explain the allusion to it in 1 Kings 6:20 as the table of shewbread (so in Ezekiel 41:22). The other references (1 Kings 6:22; 1 Kings 7:48; 1 Kings 9:25) are dismissed as interpolations. The procedure is radically vicious. The table of shewbread is not an "altar," though the altar is once spoken of as a "table" (Ezekiel 41:22). There was only one altar of incense (1 Kings 6:20), but (in 2 Chronicles 4:8) ten tables of shewbread.


W. Shaw Caldecott


"Table" is derived from the Latin tabula, meaning primarily "a board," but with a great variety of other significances, of which "writing-tablet" is the most important for the Biblical use of "table." So in English "table" meant at first "any surface" and, in particular, "a surface for writing," and further specialization was needed before "table" became the name of the familiar article of furniture ("object with a horizontal surface"), a meaning not possessed by tabula in Latin. After this specialization "table" in the sense of "a surface for writing" was replaced in later English by the diminutive form "tablet." But "surface for writing" was still a common meaning of "table," and in this sense it represents luach (Exodus 24:12, etc.), a word of uncertain origin, plax, "something flat" (2 Corinthians 3:3 Hebrews 9:4), deltos, "a writing tablet" (1 Maccabees 8:22; 14:18, 27, 48), or pinakidion "writing tablet" (Luke 1:63 -a rather unusual word). the American Standard Revised Version has kept the word in the familiar combination "tables of stone" (Exodus 24:12, etc.), but elsewhere (Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 7:3 Isaiah 30:8 Jeremiah 17:1 Habakkuk 2:2 Luke 1:63) has replaced "table" by "tablet," a change made by the English Revised Version only in Isaiah 30:8 Luke 1:63.


The table as an article of furniture is shulchan, in the Hebrew and trapezal, in the Greek. The only exceptions are Songs 1:12, mecabh, "something round," perhaps a "round table," perhaps a "cushion," perhaps a "festal procession," and Mark 7:4, the King James Version kline, "couch" (so the Revised Version (British and American)), while John 13:28 and John 12:2, the King James Version "at the table," and Tobit 7:8, the King James Version "on the table," represent only the general sense of the original. Of the two regular words, shulchan is properly "a piece of hide," and so "a leather mat," placed on the ground at meal time, but the word came to mean any "table," however elaborate (e.g. Exodus 25:23-30). Trapeza means "having four feet."

2 Kings 4:10 seems to indicate that a table was a necessary article in even the simpler rooms. Curiously enough, however, apart from the table of shewbread there is no reference in the Bible to the form or construction of tables, but the simpler tables in Palestine of the present day are very much lower than ours. The modern "tables of the money changers" (Mark 11:15 and parallel's) are small square trays on stands, and they doubtless had the same form in New Testament times.


To eat at a king's table (2 Samuel 9:7, etc.) is naturally to enjoy a position of great honor, and the privilege is made by Christ typical of the highest reward (Luke 22:30). Usually "to eat at one's table" is meant quite literally, but in 1 Kings 18:19 Nehemiah 5:17 (compare 1 Kings 10:5) it probably means "be fed at one's expense." On the other hand, the misery of eating the leavings of a table (Judges 1:7 Mark 7:28 Luke 16:21) needs no comment. The phrase "table of the Lord (Yahweh)" in Malachi 1:7, 12 the King James Version (compare Ezekiel 41:22; Ezekiel 44:16 Ezekiel 39:20 is quite different) means "the table (altar) set before the Lord," but the same phrase in 1 Corinthians 10:21 is used in a different sense and the origin of its use by Paul is obscure. Doubtless the language, if not the meaning, of Malachi had its influence and may very well have been suggested to Paul as he wrote 1 Corinthians 10:18. On the other hand, light may be thrown on the passage by such a papyrus fragment as "Chareimon invites you to dine at the table (kline) of the lord Serapis," a formal invitation to an idol-banquet (1 Corinthians 8:10; Pap. Oxyr. i0.11; compare iii.523). This would explain Paul's "table of demons"-a phrase familiar to the Corinthians-and he wrote "table of the Lord" to correspond (compare, however, Pirqe 'Abhoth, iii.4). "Table at which the Lord is Host," at any rate, is the meaning of the phrase. On the whole passage see the comms., especially that of Lietzmann (fullest references). Probably Luke 22:30 has no bearing on 1 Corinthians 10:21. The meaning of Psalm 69:22 (quoted in Romans 11:9), "Let their table before them become a snare," is very obscure ("let them be attacked while deadened in revelings"?), and perhaps was left intentionally vague.

Burton Scott Easton


" 1. The Table and Its Object

2. What It Includes and Excludes

3. Order of the Three Races

4. Extent of Each

5. Sons of Japheth

6. Sons and Descendants of Ham

7. Further Descendants of Ham

8. Sons of Shem

9. Further Descendants of Shem

10. Value of Table and Its Historical Notes

11. Further Arguments for Early Date of Table

1. The Table and Its Object:

This is the expression frequently used to indicate "the generations of the sons of Noah" contained in Genesis 10. These occupy the whole chapter, and are supplemented by Genesis 11:1-9, which explain how it came about that there were so many languages in the world as known to the Hebrews. The remainder of Genesis 11 traces the descent of Abram, and repeats a portion of the information contained in Genesis 10 on that account only. The whole is seemingly intended to lead up to the patriarch's birth.

2. What It Includes and Excludes:

Noah and his family being the only persons left alive after the Flood, the Table naturally begins with them, and it is from his three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, that the inhabitants of the earth, as known to the Hebrews, were descended. All others-the Mongolians of the Far East and Japan, the American Indians, both North and South, the natives of Australia and New Zealand-were naturally omitted from the list. It may, of course, be argued that all the nations not regarded as descended from Shem and Japheth might be included among the descendants of Ham; but apart from the fact that this would give to Ham far more than his due share of the human race, it would class the Egyptians and Canaanites with the Mongolians, Indians, etc., which seems improbable. "The Table of Nations," in fact, excludes the races of which the Semitic East was in ignorance, and which could not, therefore, be given according to their lands, languages, families, and nations (Genesis 10:5, 20, 31).

3. Order of the Three Races:

Notwithstanding that the sons of Noah are here (Genesis 10:1) and elsewhere mentioned in the order Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 5:32; Genesis 6:10), and Ham was apparently the youngest (see HAM), the Table begins (Genesis 10:2) with Japheth, enumerates then the descendants of Ham (Genesis 10:6), and finishes with those of Shem (Genesis 10:21). This order in all probability indicates the importance of each race in the eyes of the Hebrews, who as Semites were naturally interested most in the descendants of Shem with whom the list ends. This enabled the compiler to continue the enumeration of Shem's descendants in Genesis 11:12 immediately after the verses dealing with the building of the Tower of Babel and the Confusion of Tongues.

4. Extent of Each:

The numbers of the descendants of each son of Noah, however, probably bear witness to the compiler's knowledge, rather than their individual importance in his eyes. Thus, the more remote and less known race of Japheth is credited with 14 descendants only (7 sons and 7 grandsons), while Ham has no less than 29 descendants (4 sons, 23 grandsons, and 2 great-grandsons), and Shem the same (5 sons, 5 grandsons, 1 great-grandson, and 20 remoter descendants to the 6th generation). Many of the descendants of Shem and Ham, however, are just as obscure as the descendants of Japheth. How far the relationship to the individual sons of Noah is to be taken literally is uncertain. The earlier names are undoubtedly those of nations, while afterward we have, possibly, merely tribes, and in chapter 11 the list develops into a genealogical list of individuals.

5. Sons of Japheth:

It is difficult to trace a clear system in the enumeration of the names in the Table. In the immediate descendants of Japheth (Genesis 10:2), Gomer, Magog, Tubal and Mesech, we have the principal nations of Asia Minor, but Madai stands for the Medes on the extreme East, and Javan (the Ionians) for the Greeks (? and Romans) on the extreme West (unless the Greeks of Asia Minor were meant). Gomer's descendants apparently located themselves northward of this tract, while the sons of Javan extended themselves along the Mediterranean coastlands westward, Tarshish standing, apparently, for Spain, Kittim being the Cyprians, and Rodanim the Rhodians.

6. Sons and Descendants of Ham:

Coming to the immediate descendants of Ham (Genesis 10:6), the writer begins with those on the South and then goes northward in the following order: Cush or Ethiopia, Mizraim or Egypt, Phut (better Put, the Revised Version (British and American)) by the Red Sea, and lastly Canaan-the Holy Land-afterward occupied by the Israelites. The sons of Cush, which follow (Genesis 10:7), are apparently nationalities of the Arabian coast, where Egyptian influence was predominant. These, with the sons of Raamah, embrace the interior of Africa as known to the Hebrews, and the Arabian tract as far as Canaan, its extreme northern boundary. The reference to Babylonia (Nimrod) may be regarded as following not unnaturally here, and prominence is given to the district on account of its importance and romantic history from exceedingly early times. Nevertheless, this portion (Genesis 10:8-12) reads like an interpolation, as it not only records the foundation of the cities of Babylonia, but those of Assyria as well-the country mentioned lower down (Genesis 10:22) among the children of Shem.

7. Further Descendants of Ham:

The text then goes back to the West again, and enumerates the sons of Mizraim or Egypt (Genesis 10:13), mostly located on the southeastern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean. These include the "Libyans in the narrowest sense" (Lehabim), two districts regarded as Egyptian (Naphtuhim and Pathrusim), the Casluhim from whom came the Philistines, and the Caphtorim, probably not the Cappadocians of the Targums, but the island of Crete, "because such a large island ought not to be wanting" (Dillmann). The more important settlements in the Canaanitish sphere of influence are referred to as the sons of Canaan (Genesis 10:15)-Sidon, Heth (the Hittites), the Jebusites (who were in occupation of Jerusalem when the Israelites took it), the Amorites (whom Abraham found in Canaan), and others. Among the sons of Canaan are, likewise, the Girgashites, the Arkites and Sinites near Lebanon, the Arvadites of the coast, and the Hamathites, in whose capital, Hamath, many hieroglyphic inscriptions regarded as records of the Hittites or people of Heth have been found. It is possibly to this occupation of more or less outlying positions that the "spreading abroad" of the families of the Canaanites (Genesis 10:18) refers. In Genesis 10:19 the writer has been careful to indicate "the border of the Canaanites," that being of importance in view of the historical narrative which was to follow; and here he was evidently on familiar ground. 8. Sons of Shem:

In his final section-the nations descended from Shem (Genesis 10:21)-the compiler again begins with the farthest situated-the Elamites-after which we have Asshur (Assyria), to the Northwest; Arpachshad (? the Chaldeans), to the West; Lud (Lydia), Northwest of Assyria; and Aram (the Aramean states), South of Lud and West of Assyria. The tribes or states mentioned as the sons of Aram (Uz, Hul, Gether and Mash), however, do not give the names with which we are familiar in the Old Testament (Aram Naharaim, Aram Zobah, etc.), and have evidently to be sought in different positions, indicating that they represent an earlier stage of their migrations. With regard to their positions, it has been suggested that Uz lay in the neighborhood of the Hauran and Damascus; Hul near the Sea of Galilee; and that Mash stands for Mons Masius. This last, however, may have been the land of Mas, West of Babylonia.

9. Further Descendants of Shem:

Only one son is attributed to Arpachshad, namely, Shelah (shalach, shelach, Genesis 10:24), unidentified as a nationality. This name should, however, indicate some part of Babylonia, especially if his son, Eber, was the ancestor of the Hebrews, who were apparently migrants from Ur (Mugheir) (see ABRAHAM; UR OF THE CHALDEES). Though Peleg, "in whose days the land was divided," may not have been an important link in the chain, the explanatory phrase needs notice. It may refer to the period when the fertilizing watercourses of Babylonia-the "rivers of Babylon" (Psalm 137:1)-were first constructed (one of their names was pelegh), or to the time when Babylonia was divided into a number of small states, though this latter seems to be less likely. Alternative renderings for Selah, Eber and Peleg are "sending forth" (Bohlen), "crossing" (the Euphrates), and "separation" (of the Joktanites) (Bohlen), respectively.

The Babylonian geographical fragment 80-6-17, 504 has a group explained as Pulukku, perhaps a modified form of Peleg, followed by (Pulukku) sa ebirti, "Pulukku of the crossing", the last word being from the same root as Eber. This probably indicates a city on one side of the river (? Euphrates), at a fordable point, and a later foundation bearing the same name on the other side.

Reu, Serug, and Nahor, however, are regarded generally as place-names, and Terah as a personal name (the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran). From this point onward the text (Genesis 11:27) becomes the history of the Israelite nation, beginning with these patriarchs.

10. Value of Table and Its Historical Notes:

Arguments for its early date.-There is hardly any doubt that we have in this ethnographical section of Genesis one of the most valuable records of its kind. Concerning the criticisms upon it which have been made, such things are unavoidable, and must be regarded as quite legitimate, in view of the importance of the subject. The interpolated sections concerning Nimrod and the Tower of Babel are such as would be expected in a record in which the compiler aimed at giving all the information which he could, and which he thought desirable for the complete understanding of his record. It may be regarded as possible that this information was given in view of the connection of Abraham with Babylonia. In his time there were probably larger cities than Babylon, and this would suggest that the building of the Babylonian capital may have been arrested. At the time of the captivity on the other hand, Babylon was the largest capital in then known world, and the reference to its early abandonment would then have conveyed no lesson-seeing the extent of the city, the reader realized that it was only a short setback from which it had suffered, and its effects had long since ceased to be felt.

11. Further Arguments for Early Date of Table:

Limits of its information.-For the early date of the Table also speaks the limited geographical knowledge displayed. Sargon of Agade warred both on the East and the West of Babylonia, but he seems to have made no expeditions to the North, and certainly did not touch either Egypt or Ethiopia. This suggests not only that the information available was later than his time, but also that it was obtained from merchants, travelers, envoys and ambassadors. The scantiness of the information about the North of Europe and Asia, and the absence of any reference to the Middle or the Far East, imply that communications were easiest on the West, the limit of trade in that direction being apparently Spain. If it could be proved that the Phoenicians came as far westward as Britain for their tin, that might fix the latest date of the compilation of the Table, as it must have been written before it became known that their ships went so far; but in that case, the date of their earliest journeys thither would need to be fixed. Noteworthy is the absence of any reference to the Iranians (Aryan Persians) on the East. These, however, may have been included with the Medes (Madai), or one of the unidentified names of the descendants of Japheth in Genesis 10:2, 3.

SeeSHEM; HAM; JAPHETH, and the other special articles in this Encyclopedia; also, for a great mass of information and theories by many scholars and specialists, Dillmann, Kurzgefasstes exegetisches Handbuch zum Altes Testament, "Die Genesis," Leipzig, 1882; W. Max Muller, Asien und Europa, Leipzig, 1893; and F. Hommel, Grundriss der Geographic und Geschichte des alten Orients, Munich, 1904.

T. G. Pinches



Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab.

2. (n.) A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet

3. (n.) a memorandum book.

4. (n.) Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced.

5. (n.) Hence, in a great variety of applications: A condensed statement which may be comprehended by the eye in a single view; a methodical or systematic synopsis; the presentation of many items or particulars in one group; a scheme; a schedule.

6. (n.) A view of the contents of a work; a statement of the principal topics discussed; an index; a syllabus; a synopsis; as, a table of contents.

7. (n.) A list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.

8. (n.) Any collection and arrangement in a condensed form of many particulars or values, for ready reference, as of weights, measures, currency, specific gravities, etc.; also, a series of numbers following some law, and expressing particular values corresponding to certain other numbers on which they depend, and by means of which they are taken out for use in computations; as, tables of logarithms, sines, tangents, squares, cubes, etc.; annuity tables; interest tables; astronomical tables, etc.

9. (n.) The arrangement or disposition of the lines which appear on the inside of the hand.

10. (n.) An article of furniture, consisting of a flat slab, board, or the like, having a smooth surface, fixed horizontally on legs, and used for a great variety of purposes, as in eating, writing, or working.

11. (n.) Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table.

12. (n.) The company assembled round a table.

13. (n.) One of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploe, in the walls of the cranium.

14. (n.) A stringcourse which includes an offset; esp., a band of stone, or the like, set where an offset is required, so as to make it decorative. See Water table.

15. (n.) The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played.

16. (n.) One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to play into the right-hand table.

17. (n.) The games of backgammon and of draughts.

18. (n.) A circular plate of crown glass.

19. (n.) The upper flat surface of a diamond or other precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles.

20. (n.) A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also perspective plane.

21. (n.) The part of a machine tool on which the work rests and is fastened.

22. (v. t.) To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines.

23. (v. t.) To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.

24. (v. t.) To supply with food; to feed.

25. (v. t.) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.

26. (v. t.) To lay or place on a table, as money.

27. (v. t.) In parliamentary usage, to lay on the table; to postpone, by a formal vote, the consideration of (a bill, motion, or the like) till called for, or indefinitely.

28. (v. t.) To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one.

29. (v. t.) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.

30. (v. i.) To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.

Strong's Hebrew
7979. shulchan -- a table
... << 7978, 7979. shulchan. 7980 >>. a table. Transliteration: shulchan Phonetic
Spelling: (shool-khawn') Short Definition: table. Word ...
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1549. gillayon -- a table, tablet
... << 1548, 1549. gillayon. 1550 >>. a table, tablet. Transliteration: gillayon
Phonetic Spelling: (ghil-law-yone') Short Definition: mirrors. ...
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4524. mesab -- that which surrounds or is round
... Word Origin from sabab Definition that which surrounds or is round NASB Word Usage
changes direction (1), round about (1), surrounding area (1), table (1). ...
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3871. luach -- a tablet, board or plank, a plate
... board, plate, table. Or luach {loo'-akh}; from a primitive root; probably
meaning to glisten; a tablet (as polished), of stone, wood ...
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4580. maog -- a cake
... cake, feast. From uwg; a cake of bread (with la'eg a table- buffoon, ie Parasite) --
cake, feast. see HEBREW uwg. see HEBREW la'eg. << 4579, 4580. maog. 4581 >> ...
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6440. panim -- face, faces
... 1), respect (1), respected* (1), served* (4), service* (3), shame* (2), sight (26),
sight* (1), straight* (3), stubborn* (1), surface (26), table (1), tops (1 ...
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6307. Paddan -- the place where Rachel died
... From an unused root meaning to extend; a plateau; or Paddan param {pad-dan' ar-awm'};
from the same and 'Aram; the table-land of Aram; Paddan or Paddan-Aram, a ...
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Table of Charities

Table of Idolatrous Feasts

Table of Nations

Table of the Altar

Table of the Lord's Supper

Table: A Slab Upon Which Inscriptions Were Made

Table: An Article of Furniture

Table: An Article of Furniture: Made of Silver

Table: Figurative

Table: of Testimony

Table: of Testimony were Broken

Table: of Testimony were Placed in the Ark of the Covenant

Table: of Testimony: A Second Set Engraved

Table: of Testimony: The Commandments Engraved Upon

Related Terms

Table-lands (2 Occurrences)

Table-land (8 Occurrences)

Table-vessels (2 Occurrences)

Writing-table (1 Occurrence)

Showbread (18 Occurrences)

Tableland (8 Occurrences)

Show-bread (15 Occurrences)

Shewbread (16 Occurrences)

Lamp-stand (17 Occurrences)

Tax-gatherers (16 Occurrences)

Poles (58 Occurrences)

Arrangement (18 Occurrences)

Staffs (47 Occurrences)

Over-against (156 Occurrences)

Rods (76 Occurrences)

Reclining (25 Occurrences)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Notorious (16 Occurrences)

Furnish (8 Occurrences)

Tablet (7 Occurrences)

Board (47 Occurrences)

Acacia-wood (27 Occurrences)

Southward (42 Occurrences)

Sat (222 Occurrences)

Lights (71 Occurrences)


Lampstand (38 Occurrences)

Candlestick (34 Occurrences)

Cups (28 Occurrences)

Acacia (28 Occurrences)

North (164 Occurrences)

Lay (524 Occurrences)

Vessel (118 Occurrences)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Waits (21 Occurrences)

Invited (49 Occurrences)

Articles (78 Occurrences)

Regularly (30 Occurrences)

Dais (3 Occurrences)

Dogs (30 Occurrences)

Mephib'osheth (13 Occurrences)

Mess (3 Occurrences)

Basins (33 Occurrences)

Bits (54 Occurrences)

Seated (252 Occurrences)

Crumbs (8 Occurrences)

Nations (683 Occurrences)

Scraps (5 Occurrences)

Utensils (72 Occurrences)

Vessels (210 Occurrences)

Ziba (13 Occurrences)

Furniture (24 Occurrences)

Vail (44 Occurrences)

Shittim (34 Occurrences)

Rows (29 Occurrences)

Trap (35 Occurrences)

Mephibosheth (13 Occurrences)

Yes (511 Occurrences)

Dinner (23 Occurrences)

Yea (867 Occurrences)

Commandments (181 Occurrences)

Guests (43 Occurrences)

Support (135 Occurrences)

Meal (288 Occurrences)

Large (235 Occurrences)

Ten (234 Occurrences)

Perfume (202 Occurrences)

Banquet (58 Occurrences)

Opposite (137 Occurrences)

Guest (24 Occurrences)

Wide (206 Occurrences)

Covers (50 Occurrences)

Provisions (41 Occurrences)

Curtain (60 Occurrences)

Carrying (88 Occurrences)

South (170 Occurrences)

Lying (203 Occurrences)

Request (248 Occurrences)

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