urim thummim

Urim and Thummim

[yoor-im, oor-; thuhm-im, toom-]
noun Judaism.
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:
1530–40; partial translation of Hebrew ūrīm wəthummīm

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Urim and Thummim (ˈjʊərɪm, ˈθʌmɪm)
 
n
Old Testament two objects probably used as oracles and carried in the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:30)
 
[C16: from Hebrew]

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