casting lots

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Synonyms for casting lots

making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc

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Effectively, you are casting lots of aspersions about lots of people without any evidence.
Far from a game of chance, casting lots is how priests were chosen for tasks in the temple (see Luke 1:9).
Other than gambling for the garments of Jesus and casting lots to replace Judas, the Scriptures speak little of gambling.
He chose a specific day by casting lots, the 13th day of the month Adar, to unleash his holocaust.
After the three boats eventually became separated, each was forced to encounter the grim realities of survival at sea without water and, ultimately without food, necessitating the consideration of casting lots to determine who should die so that others might live.