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Urim and Thummim

Urim and Thummim (yōˈrĭm, thŭmˈĭm) [key], in the Bible, name of sacred instruments used for casting lots. The meaning of the two names is uncertain, as is the nature of the lots. They were in some way connected, however, with the ephod.

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