Questions tagged [urim-and-tummim]

First mentioned in Exodus 28:30 and worn by the Israelite high priest.

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Does the "Urim and Thummim " decide who is a real priest just by a "yes" and "no" lot , in Ezra 2:63, or is it more complicated than this?

These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there ...
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Were inquiries ever made for ordinary israelite using the Urim and Thummim? [closed]

It seems almost all inquiries made using the Urim and Thummim were made for either kings or leaders of the community Numbers 27:18,21 NASB So the Lord said to Moses, “[g]Take Joshua the son of Nun, a ...
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Were the אוּרִ֥ים Urim & תֻמִּֽים Thummim ever returned (after the Babylonian exile) to fulfill Ezra 2:63?

In Ezra 2:63, invalid kohanim could not eat at the second temple until אוּרִ֥ים Urim & תֻמִּֽים Thummim approved their meals with valid levites : "The Tirshatha ordered them not to eat of the ...
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What were the “Urim and Thummim” (KJV)?

The first mention of these two objects occurs in Exo. 28:30, in which it is written, 30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's ...
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