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Urim and Thummim

[yoo r-im, oo r-; thuhm-im, too m-] /ˈyʊər ɪm, ˈʊər-; ˈθʌm ɪm, ˈtʊm-/
plural 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 of Urim and Thummim
1530-40; partial translation of Hebrew ūrīm wəthummīm Unabridged
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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)
Word Origin
C16: from Hebrew
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