Urim and Thummim and Extracts From the Talmud (Classic Reprint)


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The Bible does not distinctly tell us what the Urim and Thummim were. That they were not the twelve precious stones contained in the breast-plate, as some have erroneously imagined, is quite clear.

We do not find that God directed Moses to make the Urim and Thummim, as He did when He said: And thou shalt make the breast-plate of judgment with cunning work, &c. - Exodus xxviii., r 5.

It is very plain from the text itself, that the Urim and Thummim were something in addition to the breast-plate, and put therein after it was finished, by Moses himself, and therefore God says And thou shalt put into the breast-plate of judgment the Urim and Thummim.

From this fact it is evident that there was something additional placed in the breast-plate by Moses, and for this reason, it is supposed that it was made double, that it might the more conveniently hold them.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - M. L. Rosvally


Published Date - August 24 2019

ISBN - 9780331266528

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 23

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