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Fortune
Reversal
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fortune
Fortune [Heb gaḏ] (Isa. 65:11); AV “troop,” mg GAD; NEB THE GOD OF FATE; GOOD FORTUNE [K bāg̱āḏ, Q bāʾ g̱āḏ] (Gen. 30:11); AV “a troop cometh”; NEB “good fortune has come.” The different translations of Gen. 30:11 go back to variants in the Hebrew tradition. The kethibh reads literally “with
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Reversal
ReversalAs far back as Aristotle, storytellers and audiences have thrilled to tales that include an element of surprise in the form of reversal. Strictly defined, a reversal is an action that produces the opposite of the effect intended. More loosely defined, reversal encompasses any change-of-fortune
Key passages
Is 65:11

But you who forsake Yahweh, forgetting my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune, and who pour out a jug of mixed wine for Destiny,