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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Meni

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Isaiah 65:11, "drink offering unto that number," rather to Meni, an idol worshipped by apostate Jews at Babylon. The goddess Fortune, Septuagint, answering to the planet Venus, "the lesser good fortune"; the planet Jupiter being the greater, and answering to Gad. Knobel identifies Gad with the sun, Meni with the moon, men, mene in Greek; "the queen of heaven" (Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:17-18). The Arabs worshipped an idol Mannah, a large stone which a thousand years later Saad demolished, in the eighth year of the Hegira; from manah to "number" or "assign."

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Meni'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/m/meni.html. 1949.

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