[b-greek] Acts 1:26 -- EDWKAN KLHROUS

From: John Barach (jbarach@telusplanet.net)
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 17:56:24 EST

In their commentary on Acts, Lake and Cadbury point out that Acts 1:26
doesn't contain the usual formula for "they cast lots" (EBALON KLHROUS)
but rather a phrase which could be rendered "they gave lots" (EDWKAN
KLHROUS). They conclude that the group of disciples *voted* by giving
lots (e.g., a white pebble for Matthias, a black one for

Is that a plausible explanation? Are there other texts which use DIDWMI
in connection with casting lots?



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