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Destiny
Meni
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Destiny
Destiny. 1. Pagan god (Meni) mentioned in connection with another pagan god (Gad); presumably a deity of good luck or fortune (Is 65:11).See Mesopotamia.2. Foreordination of the Hebrews as God’s elect people (Ex 19:5, 6). In the NT eternal destiny depends upon one’s relationship with Christ (Acts 17:30,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Destiny
Destiny [Heb. me] (Isa. 65:11); AV “that number”; NEB FORTUNE. A pagan deity, perhaps the god of luck. See Fortune.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Destiny
DESTINY1. Pagan god (Meni) mentioned in connection with another pagan god (Gad); presumably a deity of good luck or fortune (Is 65:11).2. Foreordination of the Hebrews as God’s elect people (Ex 19:5–6). In the NT eternal destiny depends upon one’s relationship with Christ (Acts 17:30–31; 1 Jn 5:1–5).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Destiny
DESTINY An idol god of fate worshipped by unrepentant Israelites in Babylon (Isa 65:11). The name of the deity appears in Hebrew as mĕnî; thus some translations have “Meni” in this verse. The prophet refers to this god to make an ominous wordplay: those who forsake the Lord and serve Destiny will themselves
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DESTINY, (MENI)
DESTINY, (MENI)<des’-ti-ni>: A god of Good Luck, possibly the Pleiades.See ASTROLOGY; MENI.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Destiny
destiny. As a proper name, this term refers to a pagan god, Meni (mĕnî H4972), which is mentioned once along with Gad, “Fortune” (Isa. 65:11; the KJV mistranslates this verse). See Gad (deity). One may guess that there is some similarity with the Stoic theory of fate, but the fact that the founder
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Destiny, (Meni)
DESTINY, desʹti-ni (MENI): A god of Good Luck, possibly the Pleiades. See Astrology, 10; Meni.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DESTINY
DESTINY [מְנִיmeni]. A widespread English translation of MENI, the name of a Babylonian god of fate (Isa 65:11).Destiny refers to a God-ordained life-role. Across a range of genres, various Scriptures reveal God destining the people for specific, sometimes momentous, callings. God singles out Abraham