Sometimes they went to the high priest, who immediately consulted God by the urim and thummim.
The other means used, it is said, were the urim (urim and thummim) and prophets.
It must have been subsequent to that event that the "translation," by means of the magic Urim and thummim, was begun.
Nothing is said by these witnesses about any Urim and thummim.
Some of them he translated by means of the Urim and thummim.
There could be no doubt that they were the jewels of the urim and thummim.
They translated them into their own language, by the gift and power of God, through the means of the Urim and thummim.
And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the thummim.
His also was the broad plate of gold, covering the breast, reminding of the Urim and thummim.
With the plates was an instrument called the Urim and thummim, which God had prepared for the translating of the records.
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 divinely-given means by which God imparted, through the high priest, direction and counsel to Israel when these were needed. The method by which this was done can be only a matter of mere conjecture. They were apparently material objects, quite distinct from the breastplate, but something added to it after all the stones had been set in it, something in addition to the breastplate and its jewels. They may have been, as some suppose, two small images, like the teraphim (comp. Judg. 17:5; 18:14, 17, 20; Hos. 3:4), which were kept in the bag of the breastplate, by which, in some unknown way, the high priest could give forth his divinely imparted decision when consulted. They were probably lost at the destruction of the temple by Nebuchadnezzar. They were never seen after the return from captivity.