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Urim and Thummim

[yoo r-im, oo r-; thuhm-im, too m-] /ˈyʊər ɪm, ˈʊər-; ˈθʌm ɪm, ˈtʊm-/
noun, Judaism.
1.
objects, possibly made of metal or precious stones and inscribed with symbols, worn in the breastplate of the high priest and used, perhaps like lots, to determine God's response to a question answerable by “yes” or “no.” Ex. 28:30.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; partial translation of Hebrew ūrīm wəthummīm
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Urim and Thummim

/ˈjʊərɪm; ˈθʌmɪm/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) two objects probably used as oracles and carried in the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:30)
Word Origin
C16: from Hebrew
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