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Holman Bible Dictionary
That which must necessarily happen. The Old Testament speaks of death as the common fate of humankind (Psalm 49:12
; Psalm 81:15
; Ecclesiastes 2:14
; Ecclesiastes 3:19
; Ecclesiastes 9:2-3
). The Old Testament similarly speaks of violent death as the destiny of the wicked (Job 15:22
; Isaiah 65:12
; Hosea 9:13
). See Election and Predestination.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Fate'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/f/fate.html. 1991.