What priestly accoutrement's name
means "perfections" in Hebrew: the Urim or the Thummin?
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In Hebrew Urim means "lights" and
Thummin means "perfections" - some claim that they
mean "revelation and truth." They were a method of divination used by the
Israelites to reveal God's will. Note that no one knows exactly what they were.
Some speculate that they might have been stones kept in Aaron's breast
28:30 - And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and
the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before the
LORD; and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his
heart before the LORD continually.
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