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1 Samuel 10:20 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

20 So Samuel had all the tribes of Israel come forward, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 10:20 Was chosen: probably by casting lots; cf. 14:40–42; Jos 7:14, 17.
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1 Samuel 28:6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

He consulted the Lord; but the Lord gave no answer, neither in dreams nor by Urim nor through prophets.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Exodus 28:30 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

30 In this breastpiece of decision you shall put the Urim and Thummim,[a] that they may be over Aaron’s heart whenever he enters the presence of the Lord. Thus he shall always bear the decisions for the Israelites over his heart in the presence of the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. 28:30 Urim and Thummim: both the meaning of these Hebrew words and the exact nature of the objects so designated are uncertain. They were apparently lots of some kind which were drawn or cast by the priest to ascertain God’s decision on particular questions. Hence, the pocket in which they were kept was called “the breastpiece of decision.”
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Deuteronomy 33:8 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Of Levi he said:

Give to Levi your Thummim,
    your Urim[a] to your faithful one;
Him you tested at Massah,
    contended against him at the waters of Meribah.

Footnotes:

  1. 33:8 Thummim…Urim: devices priests used for divination (cf. note on Ex 28:30).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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