Definitions for urim and thummimˈyʊər ɪm, ˈʊər-; ˈθʌm ɪm, ˈtʊm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

U•rim and Thum•mimˈyʊər ɪm, ˈʊər-; ˈθʌm ɪm, ˈtʊm-(n.pl.)

  1. objects worn in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest and used, perhaps like lots, to determine God's will. Ex. 28:30.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of Urim and Thummim:

1530–40; partial trans. of Heb ūrīm wəthummīm

Wiktionary

  1. Urim and Thummim(Noun)

    The sacred devices (not always physical) used for casting lots

  2. Urim and Thummim(Noun)

    A set of seer stones bound by silver bows into a set of spectacles, that founder Joseph Smith, Jr. said he found on the hill Cumorah and used to interpret the golden plates.

  3. Origin: Transcription of Hebrew האורים והתומים.

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  1. Urim and Thummim

    In ancient Israelite religion and culture, Urim and Thummim is a phrase from the Hebrew Scriptures or Torah associated with the hoshen, divination in general, and cleromancy in particular. Most scholars suspect that the phrase refers to specific objects involved in the divination.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Urim and Thummim

    two ornaments attached to the breastplate of the Jewish high-priest which, when consulted by him, at times gave mysteriously oracular responses.

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