[yoo r-im, oo r-; thuhm-im, too m-] /ˈyʊər ɪm, ˈʊər-; ˈθʌm ɪm, ˈtʊm-/ Show IPA
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 Hebrewūrīm wəthummīm
Urim and Thummim (ˈjʊərɪm, ˈθʌmɪm)
Old Testament two objects probably used as oracles and carried in the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:30)