The lost meaning of ‘urim and thummim’: mysterious oracle of the Old Testament

From ancient astronauts to priestly divinatory practices and the Holy Grail — many theories try to explain the origin of these puzzling relics of the Israelites

Nobody knows exactly what the Ancient Hebrew urim and thummim were — the Bible does not tell us — or how they were used, or even if they were one or more objects.

Throughout history, there have been many theories about these mysterious, apparently material, items connected with the breastplate, or ephod, worn…