33:8 Of Levi he said:
whose authority you challenged at Massah,19
and with whom you argued at the waters of Meribah.20
sn Thummim and Urim. These terms, whose meaning is uncertain, refer to sacred stones carried in a pouch on the breastplate of the high priest and examined on occasion as a means of ascertaining God’s will or direction. See Exod 28:30; Lev 8:8; Num 27:21; 1 Sam 28:6. See also C. Van Dam, NIDOTTE 1:329–31.
tn Heb “godly man.” The reference is probably to Moses as representative of the whole tribe of Levi.