Urim and Thummim
consisted of three stones, which were deposited in the double
lining of the high priest's breastplate. One stone represented Yes, one No, and one No answer is to be given. When any
question was brought to the high priest to be decided by “Urim,” the
priest put his hand into the “pouch” and drew out one of the stones,
and according to the stone drawn out the question was decided. (Lev.
viii. S; 1 Sam. xxviii. 6.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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