Meni מני
(1,157 words)

I. Name

While many Near Eastern gods of antiquity were credited with the ability to determine destiny (AkkGE. 222–223; WbMyth. 1/I 592; Sperling 1981:16–17), some were specifically assigned that function. Two such gods are collocated in Isa. 65.11. The Hebrew reads: wʾtm ʿzby yhwh hškḥym ʾt hr qdšy hʿrkym lgd šlḥn whmmlʾym lmny, “But you who forsake Yahweh, who ignore my holy mountain, who set a table for Luck (Gad), and fill the drink (cf. the same parallelism between ‘drink’ and ‘wine’ in Prov. 23.…

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S. D. Sperling, “Meni מני”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>

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