224. Urim
Strong's Concordance
Urim: part of the high priest's breastplate
Original Word: אוּרִים
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: Urim
Phonetic Spelling: (oo-reem')
Definition: part of the high priest's breastplate
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
pl. of ur
part of the high priest's breastplate
NASB Translation
Urim (7).

אֻרִים noun [masculine] plural region of light, East Isaiah 24:15 (so Ges MV Ew De Di RV; Lo Hi Kn Che read איים = coasts, so Cdd. ᵐ5; — ᵐ5 mostly omit ᵑ9 in doctrina, thinking of Urim, see BrMP 297).

אוּרִים noun masculine Urim (plural intensive, mostly with article the Urim, and mostly joined with תֻּמִּים q. v.) תֻּמֶּיךָ וְאוּרֶיךָ לְאִישׁ הֲסִידֶךָ Deuteronomy 33:8 thy Thummim and thy Urim has the man of thy favour, i.e. the Levite tested at Massah & Meribah; הָאוּרִים וְהִתֻּמִּים were put into the חשֶׁן הִמִּשְׁמָּט of the high priest Exodus 28:30; Leviticus 8:8 (P); this חשֶׁן (q. v.) was a little bag or pouch worn on breast of high, priest, to hold the Urim & Thummim; the name הַמִּשְׁמָּט ׳ח was given because of decisions made by that which was within it; thus, Eleazar was to inquire of ׳י for Joshua בְּמִשְׁמַּט הָאוּרִים Numbers 27:21 (P); Saul prayed הָבָה אוּרִים opposed to הבה תֻּמִּים, 1 Samuel 14:41 ᵐ5, so We Dr (ᵑ0 omits former, and reads תָּמִים in latter); ׳י did not answer Saul בָּאוּרִים or by dreams or prophets 1 Samuel 28:6; post-exilic Jews reserved difficult questions until there stood up a priest לְאוּרִים וּלְתֻמִּים Ezra 2:63; Nehemiah 7:65 (here alone without article) These passages give little information; ᵐ5 δήλωσις καὶ ἀλήθεια, ᵑ9 doctrina et veritas, Symm φωτισμοὶ καὶ τελεώτητες; JosAnt. iii. 8. 9 thinks of the twelve gems of face of bag as giving decision by shining; PhiloVit. Mos. iii thinks of two small images (׳א & ׳ת), probably embroidered in the cloth of the bag, like oracle-images of Egypt (Diod1,48, 75 AelianVar. Hist.14, 34); EwGeschichte iii, 309; Antiq. 295, of two stones of different colours for sacred lot, on this see Dr 1 Samuel 14:41 where ᵐ5 אוּרִים & תֻּמִּים as object of give, δος = הָבָה; compare הִמִּילוּ 1 Samuel 14:42, וַיִלָּכֵד 1 Samuel 14:41 (used of taking by lot 1 Samuel 10:20; Isaiah 7:14,16); see also We & RSOTJC Lect x. N 4; BährSymbolik, of one thing within bag, a sacred pledge to high priest of the enlightenment & perfection he would receive from ׳י when called to make sacred decisions; KaEx 544 sees the sacred pledge in the twelve sacred gems themselves, that stimulate priest to self-sacrifice & perfect sanctification.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Plur of 'uwr; lights; Urim, the oracular brilliancy of the figures in the high-priest's breastplate -- Urim.

see HEBREW 'uwr

Forms and Transliterations
בָּאוּרִ֖ים באורים הָאוּרִ֖ים הָאוּרִים֙ האורים וְאוּרֶ֖יךָ ואוריך לְאוּרִ֥ים לאורים bā’ūrîm bā·’ū·rîm bauRim hā’ūrîm hā·’ū·rîm hauRim lə’ūrîm lə·’ū·rîm leuRim veuReicha wə’ūreḵā wə·’ū·re·ḵā
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Englishman's Concordance
Exodus 28:30
HEB: הַמִּשְׁפָּ֗ט אֶת־ הָאוּרִים֙ וְאֶת־ הַתֻּמִּ֔ים
NAS: of judgment the Urim and the Thummim,
KJV: of judgment the Urim and the Thummim;
INT: the breastpiece of judgment the Urim and the Thummim become

Leviticus 8:8
HEB: הַחֹ֔שֶׁן אֶת־ הָאוּרִ֖ים וְאֶת־ הַתֻּמִּֽים׃
NAS: he put the Urim and the Thummim.
KJV: in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.
INT: on the breastpiece the Urim and the Thummim

Numbers 27:21
HEB: ל֛וֹ בְּמִשְׁפַּ֥ט הָאוּרִ֖ים לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה
NAS: for him by the judgment of the Urim before
KJV: [counsel] for him after the judgment of Urim before
INT: shall inquire the judgment of the Urim before the LORD

Deuteronomy 33:8
HEB: אָמַ֔ר תֻּמֶּ֥יךָ וְאוּרֶ֖יךָ לְאִ֣ישׁ חֲסִידֶ֑ךָ
NAS: [Let] Your Thummim and Your Urim [belong] to Your godly
KJV: [Let] thy Thummim and thy Urim [be] with thy holy
INT: said your Thummim and your Urim man your godly

1 Samuel 28:6
HEB: בַּחֲלֹמ֛וֹת גַּ֥ם בָּאוּרִ֖ים גַּ֥ם בַּנְּבִיאִֽם׃
NAS: by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.
KJV: him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.
INT: dreams or Urim or prophets

Ezra 2:63
HEB: עֲמֹ֥ד כֹּהֵ֖ן לְאוּרִ֥ים וּלְתֻמִּֽים׃
NAS: stood up with Urim and Thummim.
KJV: a priest with Urim and with Thummim.
INT: stood A priest Urim and Thummim

Nehemiah 7:65
HEB: עֲמֹ֥ד הַכֹּהֵ֖ן לְאוּרִ֥ים וְתוּמִּֽים׃
NAS: a priest arose with Urim and Thummim.
KJV: [up] a priest with Urim and Thummim.
INT: arose A priest Urim and Thummim

7 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 224
7 Occurrences

bā·’ū·rîm — 1 Occ.
hā·’ū·rîm — 3 Occ.
lə·’ū·rîm — 2 Occ.
wə·’ū·re·ḵā — 1 Occ.

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