Devices to ascertain the will of God. Urim and Thummim were consulted by the chief priest (Num. 27:21; 1 Sam. 14:41; 28:6), but they fell into disuse. They were worn in a pouch on the ephod garment (Exod. 28:30).

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  • Thummim — Thummim, s. Urim und Thummim …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thummim — [thum′im] n. 〚Heb tummīm, pl. of tōm, perfection〛 see URIM AND THUMMIM * * * …   Universalium

  • Thummim — [thum′im] n. [Heb tummīm, pl. of tōm, perfection] see URIM AND THUMMIM …   English World dictionary

  • Thummim — Thum mim, n. pl. [Heb., pl. of th[=o]m perfection.] A mysterious part or decoration of the breastplate of the Jewish high priest. See the note under {Urim}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thummim — (jüd. Alterth), s.u. Urim …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thummim — (Tummim), s. Urim und Tummim …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • THUMMIM — vide infra Urim …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Thummim —    Perfection (LXX., truth; Vulg., veritas ), Ex. 28:30; Deut. 33:8; Judg. 1:1; 20:18; 1 Sam. 14:3, 18; 23:9; 2 Sam. 21:1. What the Urim and Thummim were cannot be determined with any certainty. All we certainly know is that they were a certain… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Thummim —   n. one of the sacred instruments (Urim and Thummim) of ancient Jews, worn by high priest in breastplate in some ceremonies …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Thummim — …   Useful english dictionary

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