for my vesture they did cast lots
.' (The reference is to Psalm
Laelius, to let the patres decide which of them should take charge of the war with Antiochus rather than cast lots
for it, and the senators, after hearing Africanus volunteer to serve as his brother's legate, gave the war to Lucius.(35) Something similar apparently happened in 144, when a major debate roiled the Senate over which of the year's consuls should proceed against Viriathus in Spain.(36) In the end, the patres accepted Scipio Aemilianus' motion that neither consul be sent to Spain.
How that must have reminded him of Psalm 22, "They divide my garments among them; they cast lots
for my clothes." The soldiers were "only obeying orders for what they did".
Christians who try to "correct" all the errors on the surface of scripture or tout "facts" that are unreferenced outside scripture make the same mistake as those scholars who cast lots
to determine what Jesus "really" said.
The apostles cast lots
and added Matthias to their number in place of Judas, as the twelfth apostle.
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots
to divide his clothing.
They are claiming that it was because of Free Senior High School (SHS), One District, One Factory, and creation of more quarters in the village that they could not simply cast lots
in good time.
"They managed to find an actor who was 5ft 5ins to play the title role and cast lots
of tall people against him to make him look even smaller!"
But they solved the dilemma simply: they prayed and "they cast lots