Far from a game of chance, casting lots
is how priests were chosen for tasks in the temple (see Luke 1:9).
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.
For example, in 1066 William the Conqueror was kept on a French beach for two weeks because his soothsayer was casting lots
, waiting for the auspicious day when all their luck would be correct.
This they did by a combination of careful consideration and casting lots