Pinchas: Chapter 110

The shewbread which is the twelve faces


We learn about the sacrifices that are made by fire, and about the correspondence between the show-bread and the twelve countenances of the three Holy Beasts. The Faithful Shepherd uses the analogy of the oven in which the bread is baked to show the role of the Shechinah, and says that there is clean fine flour in the bread of the Torah. In reference to the wood that is burned in the offering he tells us that the name given to the sages of Torah is "trees of holiness."