Divination by Arrows
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BELOMANCY. A method of divination by arrows, a number of which were marked in certain ways, then mixed and drawn at random. References in the OT are in Hos 4:12 and Ezk 21:21. This practice was condemned by the prophet Hosea. See Magic.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Belomancy (Greek). Divination by arrows. Labels being attached to a given number of arrows, the archers let them fly, and the advice on the label of the arrow which flies farthest is accepted and acted on. This practice is common with the Arabs.
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Divination & SortitionDivination is the attempt to foresee the future, discern the significance of given phenomena, or choose the right person in a certain circumstance or the right course of action. Sortition is the use of lots either to answer queries or to make assignments. Divination and sortition