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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Urim and Thummim

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In the Old Testament I find references to Urim and Thummim. What are they?

The words mean "lights and perfections," and they are believed to be a name for stones of the breastplate of the high priest. They possibly were stones in addition to the stones of the breastplate (see Leviticus 8:8). In some mysterious way not fully revealed, the Urim and Thummim were used by priests to discern the will of God. They were probably sacred (divinely approved) lots or stones cast like dice to determine a "yes" or "no" answer from God. (read Numbers 27:21; Deuteronomy 33:8; 1 Samuel 28:6; Ezra 2:63)

Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron's heart when he enters the presence of the Lord. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the Lord. Exodus 28:30


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