What does Meni mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
לַמְנִ֥י god of fate who the Jews worshipped in Babylonia. 1

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   1 god of fate who the Jews worshipped in Babylonia.
   Additional Information: Meni = “fate” or “fortune”.
   

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Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Meni
Isaiah 65:11 , marg. (A.V., "that number;" RSV, "destiny"), probably an idol which the captive Israelites worshipped after the example of the Babylonians. It may have been a symbol of destiny. LXX., tuche.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Meni
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."
Holman Bible Dictionary - Meni
(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.”
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Meni
MENI. A deity named with Gad in Isaiah 65:11 : ‘Ye that … prepare a table for Gad, and that fill up mingled wine for Meni.’ Gad is Fortune , and Meni Destiny . The name has been correlated with the Arab. [1] Manat , and with a supposed Bab. [2] god Manu. manah in Heb. means ‘to number,’ and so ‘to apportion.’ The name of this god of Destiny has been seen in Manasseh and in the name of one of the sons of Anak, Ahiman , in Numbers 13:22 . See Gad.
W. F. Cobb.

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Meni - Meni. A deity named with Gad in Isaiah 65:11 : ‘Ye that … prepare a table for Gad, and that fill up mingled wine for Meni. ’ Gad is Fortune , and Meni Destiny
Meni - Isaiah 65:11, "drink offering unto that number," rather to Meni, an idol worshipped by apostate Jews at Babylon. 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)
Moon - In the clear sky of the East, the moon shines with peculiar brilliancy; and it was worshipped by most nations of antiquity, either directly, or as an idol-goddess under the name of Ashtoreth, Artemis, Diana, Hecate, Meni, Mylitta, Maja, etc
Astronomy - The planets Jupiter and Venus were worshipped under various names, as Baal and Ahtoreth, Gad and Meni, Isaiah 65:11
Gad - Meni in the same verse, translated "number," is supposed by some to mean destiny; by others, the planet Benus, and the goddess of good fortune
Gad - " [2] (Isaiah 65:11) The dying patriarch Jacob blessing his sons, made a memorable prophecy concerning Gad: "A troop" (said Jacob) "shall overcome him, but he shall overcome at the last
Armenia - Armenia is often confounded with Aramaea, the land of Aram or Syria; but they are totally different. Armenia, which is separated from Aram by Mount Taurus, was so denominated from Ar-Men, the mountainous country of Meni or Minni, the people of which country are mentioned under this name by Jeremiah, when summoning the nations against Babylon. In the flourishing times of Tyre, the Armenians, according to Ezekiel 27:14 , brought horses and mules to the markets of that city; and, according to Herodotus, they had a considerable trade in wine, which they sent down the Euphrates to Babylon, &c. At the present day, the Armenians are the principal traders of the east; and are to be found in the capacity of merchants or commercial agents all over Asia, a patient, frugal, industrious, and honest people, whose known character for these virtues has withstood the tyranny and extortions of the wretched governments under which they chiefly live. ...
The religion of the Armenians is a corrupt Christianity of the sect of Eutyches; that is, they own but one nature in Jesus Christ. It cannot be supposed but that the Turks used every effort to impose on the conquered Armenians the doctrines of the Koran. More tolerant, indeed, than the Saracens, liberty of conscience was still not to be purchased of them but by great sacrifices, which for three centuries the Armenians have patiently endured, and exhibit to the world an honourable and solitary instance of a successful national opposition of Christianity to Mohammedanism
Gad - ]'>[4] ‘ Fortune ’) and Meni are named as two demons with whom the Israelites held communion (see Meni)
Manasseh - In Isaiah 65:11 the god Meni (RV Idolatry - Gad and Meni ( Isaiah 65:11 ) were possibly star-gods
Idol - Gad was the sun, or Jupiter, representing fortune, Meni the moon or Venus, representing fate (Isaiah 65:11)