To: All Msg #124, Dec-12-93 01:48PM Subject: Re: G

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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) Message-ID: Newsgroups: alt.atheism In article , ai815@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (greg erwin) writes: |> |> |> In a previous article, durso@bronze.lcs.mit.edu (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 younger brethren. 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 out northward. 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. -- Larry D. Pyeatt All standard disclaimers apply. pyeatt@cs.colostate.edu Void where prohibited.

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