What does urim and thummim mean?

Definitions for urim and thummim
ˈyʊər ɪm, ˈʊər-; ˈθʌm ɪm, ˈtʊm-urim and thum·mim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Urim and Thummimnoun

    lots thrown to determine God's answers to yes-no questions


  1. Urim and Thummimnoun

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

  2. Urim and Thummimnoun

    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. Etymology: Transcription of Hebrew האורים והתומים.


  1. urim and thummim

    Urim and Thummim are divinatory objects referenced several times in the Old Testament of the Bible and believed to have been used by high priests for obtaining answers from God. Though their exact nature and purpose is a matter of scholarly debate, they were reportedly kept in a bag attached to the priestly ephod (a vestment), and are sometimes assumed to be stones that could reflect divine will when cast or drawn.


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urim and thummim in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urim and thummim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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