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Tyche Τύχη
(1,141 words)

I. Name

Tyche is the Greek personification of luck or success (from tynchanō, ‘happen to one’), which is expressed also in the anthroponym Tychicus, an especially popular Greek name during the Hellenistic period that occurs five times in the New Testament.

II. Identity

Tychē means both ‘good fortune’ or ‘success’, or, ‘luck’ or ‘chance’, either good or bad as determined by context (Euripides, Ion 512–515). For the early Greeks, tychē could be considered, along with the moirai (the ‘fates’), as a…

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L. H. Martin, “Tyche Τύχη”, 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 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Tyche>



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