Urim U"rim, n. [Heb. ?r[=i]m, pl. of ?r, fire ?r light.] A part or decoration of the breastplate of the high priest among the ancient Jews, by which Jehovah revealed his will on certain occasions. Its nature has been the subject of conflicting conjectures. [1913 Webster]

Thou shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim. --Ex. xxviii. 30. [1913 Webster]

And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. --1 Sam. xxviii. 6. [1913 Webster]

Note: Professor Plumptre supposes the Urim to have been a clear and colorless stone set in the breastplate of the high priest as a symbol of light, answering to the mystic scarab in the pectoral plate of the ancient Egyptian priests, and that the Thummim was an image corresponding to that worn by the priestly judges of Egypt as a symbol of truth and purity of motive. By gazing steadfastly on these, he may have been thrown into a mysterious, half ecstatic state, akin to hypnotism, in which he lost all personal consciousness, and received a spiritual illumination and insight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • URIM — (Heb. אוּרִים; Lights ), kibbutz in Israel s western Negev 7½ mi. (12 km.) W. of Ofakim, affiliated with Iḥud ha Kevuẓot ve ha Kibbutzim. Urim was founded as one of the 11 settlements established on the same night in the South and Negev (Oct. 6,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Urim — bezeichnet Urim und Tummim, (vermutlich) Los und Orakel Steine des Hohepriesters der Israeliten Urim (Kibbuz), ein im Rahmen der Aktion Elf Punkte gegründeter Kibbuz Diese Seite ist eine Beg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Urim — u. Thummim, zwei Gegenstände, welche mit dem Brustschilde des jüdischen Hohenpriesters in Verbindung standen u. welche denselben bei seinem Erscheinen vor Jehovah an das Recht der Kinder Israel erinnern sollten od. als Vermittler der Orakel… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Urim —    Lights (Vulg. doctrina; LXX. revelation ). See Thummim …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Urim — ISO 639 3 Code : uri ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • urım — (Meğri) meşə. – Payizin qafsində quyinin yeri quzay urımləridi …   Azərbaycan dilinin dialektoloji lüğəti

  • Urim —   see Thummim …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Urim —    Ulima, Urima …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • urim — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Urim and Thummim — • The sacred lot by means of which the ancient Hebrews were wont to seek manifestations of the Divine will Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Urim and Thummim     Urim and Thummim …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”