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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Meni is mentioned in , together with Gad, as receiving an offering of mixed wine. The word is either taken, by those namely who consider Gad in that passage to mean troop, to signify a multitude, a number; or, by those who suppose the whole verse to refer to idolatrous worship, to be the name of a god, and to mean destiny. Pocock has moreover, pointed out the resemblance between Meni and Manât, an idol of the ancient Arabs. The fact of Meni being a Babylonian god renders it probable that some planet was worshipped under this name: but there is much diversity of opinion as to the particular planet to which the designation of destiny would be most applicable. It also deserves notice that there are some, who consider Gad and Meni to be names for one and the same god, and who chiefly differ as to whether the sun or the moon is the god intended.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Meni'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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