Apostles selected Matthias by casting lots.  Casting lots, while it may be a convenient way of settling many minor difficulties, is not a method designed to disclose the divine will.  The Romans bodily took over Greek culture, putting representative government in the place of government by lot.  Modern survivals of this shamanism proclivity for casting lots are illustrated, not only in the many games of chance but also in child games.  Soldiers divided Jesus’ clothes by casting lots.