Urim & Thummim

May 15th, 2012

What was the true nature and purpose of the Urim and Thummim? In Ancient Hebrew, these stones were called abnay zeekawrone traditionally translated “stones of memorial.” There are many ideas as to their purpose, but they are believe, by most, to just be decorative.

As integral parts of the ephod—a peculiar device worn by the High Priest of the Israelites at the time that the Ark of the Testimony (aka Ark of the Covenant) was in use— the Urim and Thummim may have functioned as very important components of an ancient and complex communications device.

Through extensive research and analysis through 19 ancient languages in use around the time of the Ark, these stones appear to be “stones of communication” at the heart of a system used to “talk” with God.

The uses of these components and other parts of this system are examined as part of Roger D. Isaacs’ book “Talking With God”, which explains the lost understanding behind many puzzling passages in the Bible.

“Talking With God” answers a number of age-old biblical questions including …

  • What was the true purpose of the Ark of the Testimony?
  • Why did people die when they touched the Ark?
  • What was the real reason for God “visiting the iniquity of the fathers” on the “third and fourth” generation of their sons?
  • Why was the purpose of the Israelites’ sacrifice totally different from that of the countries around them?
  • Why don’t the words “holy” mean “holy,” “sin” mean sin, “glory” mean glory?
  • What is the soul and exactly where is it located?

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Even more, Isaacs’ book is a resource for further study and discovery for those who are as curious about the true meaning of puzzling bible passages.

Puzzling Passages

Winged discs, a universal symbol and possible pattern for the cherubim

According to the findings in Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark of the Testimony, important passages and laws in the Hebrew Bible are puzzling because of the erroneous misinterpretations of key words.

Talking With God, the result of 40-plus years of research, propounds a theory explaining familiar biblical words that don’t mean what they say.

“Talking With God” discusses …

  • the Ark as the communications device which Moses and others used to speak with God;
  • various biblical phenomena in terms of the laws of modern physics and chemistry, leading to;
  • the Ark’s radioactivity that constantly threatened the ancient Israelites as they crossed the Wilderness over 3,000 years ago.

Whether or not you take the Bible literally, you will see that what happened to the ancient Israelites was later interpreted incorrectly and, that interpretation is now at the heart of the world’s major religions.

Clear Conclusions

Talking With God reaches new conclusions about what really happened when the Lord gave Moses the laws/stones on Mt. Sinai. It does so by clarifying the original meanings of key words used by first hand observers.

Isaacs has examined many of these key words in their ancient Hebrew alongside their counterparts in 19 ancient languages. He discovered that words translated “holy,” “glory,” “clean,” “unclean,” “sin,” “atone,” “plague,” and “soul” have completely different meanings, which, when related to the Ark of the Testimony completely reframe our understanding of it’s nature and purpose. It also points the radical change in meaning and significance that accompanied the shift in terminology from Ark of the Testimony to Ark of the Covenant.

Yes, it all sounds hard to believe, but to quote a prominent rabbi, “Agree with Isaacs or not, you will never be able to accept the Bible in the same way as scholars have done throughout the centuries.”

Buy “Talking With God”

Talking With GodTalking With God: The Radioactive Ark of the Testimony
by Roger D. Isaacs

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