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Bible Q

What were the urim and thummim?

The urim and thummim were used to determine God’s guidance on specific questions. For example, Saul used the urim and thummim to determine who was guilty when he thought someone had sinned. Therefore Saul said, “O Lord God of Israel, why  have you not answered your servant this day? If this guilt is in me […]

What made Aaron’s rod bud?

God made Aaron’s rod bud — it was a miracle. In Numbers 17:5 God says: …the staff of the man whom I choose shall sprout. Thus I will make to cease from me the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against you. After the rebellion in Numbers 16 (see especially Num. 16:3), […]