From: Larry Pyeatt
To: All Msg #124, Dec-12-93 01:48PM
Subject: Re: Gambling in Bible
Organization: Colorado State University, Computer Science Department
From: pyeatt@CS.ColoState.EDU (Larry Pyeatt)
In article , ai815@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (greg
|> In a previous article, email@example.com (John Durso) says:
|> >I'm looking for all instances of gambling (of any kind..casting
|> >lots, lottery, etc) in the Bible. I'd appreciate all references
|> >(as detailed as possible).
|> I know this isn't very detailed, but with a concordance you could find
|> instances of "Urim and Thummim" These were divination devices, unclear
|> exactly what, but some kind of random device for casting oracles.
|> Mentioned in OT.
I know of 21 instances of casting lots. Sorry for the wasted bandwidth.
LEV 16:8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one
lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
JOS 18:6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts,
and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast
lots for you here before the LORD our God.
JOS 18:8 And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them
that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through
the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may
here cast lots for you before the LORD in Shiloh.
JOS 18:10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and
there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel
according to their divisions.
SA1 14:42 And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son.
And Jonathan was taken.
CH1 24:31 These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the
sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok,
and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests
and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their
CH1 25:8 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as
the great, the teacher as the scholar.
CH1 26:13 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according
to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
CH1 26:14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah
his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came
NEH 10:34 And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the
people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of
our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed
year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as
it is written in the law:
NEH 11:1 And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of
the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in
Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.
PSA 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
JOE 3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy
for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
OBA 1:11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day
that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and
foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon
Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
JON 1:7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast
lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us.
So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
NAH 3:10 Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young
children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the
streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all
her great men were bound in chains.
MAT 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did
they cast lots.
MAR 15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments,
casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
LUK 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what
they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
JOH 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but
cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might
be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them,
and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore
the soldiers did.
ACT 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias;
and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
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