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Holman Bible Dictionary

Meni

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(mee' nee) Personal name meaning, “to count” or “to apportion.” God of good luck worshiped together with the god Gad by Jewish apostates, probably in the postexilic period (Isaiah 65:11 NAS margin). The god is possibly identical with Manat, a diety worshiped by the Arabs before the rise of Islam. The KJV translated the god's name as “that number.” Modern translations prefer the translation “Destiny.”


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Meni'. Holman Bible Dictionary. http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/view.cgi?n=4216. 1991.


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