The Urim and Thummim

The Urim and Thummim

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qNo exhaustive study of the Urim and Thummim has appeared since 1824, and in this book Van Dam sets out to rectify that lack of attention. He investigates all of the biblical data concerning this enigmatic oracular means of high-priestly revelation and their connection, in the historical books of the Old Testament, with the common phrase qto inquire of Yahweh/God.qq qConcurrent with his study of the history of the oracle, Van Dam interacts with current discussion on the nature and process of God's revelation to humankind.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved... or a#39;infallible lighta#39;).13 The use of yasaD and boD in Num 27:17, 21 indicates that the UT could be used to inquire of Yahweh about a wide range of concerns. ... No one else was officially given instructions to do so. ... The translation followed is by H. Danby, The Mishnah (London: Oxford University Press, 1933) 171.

Title:The Urim and Thummim
Author:Cornelis Van Dam
Publisher:Eisenbrauns - 1997-01-01


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