Urim and Thummim

plural noun

: sacred lots used in early times by the Hebrews

Word History


partial translation of Hebrew ūrīm wĕthummīm

First Known Use

1537, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Urim and Thummim was in 1537

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“Urim and Thummim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Urim%20and%20Thummim. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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