What Does It Mean to Cast Lots in the Bible?

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When the Bible refers to 'casting lots,' it basically means 'choosing by lottery'. Lots aren't really any specific item that was 'cast' or thrown down. It's just a decision making process that uses random chance - one word for it is 'sortition.' People still cast lots today, but they don't use those words. Instead we say 'drawing straws' or 'rolling dice' and things like that.
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