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Gad [a troop, and, perhaps, good-for-tune], the name of a son of Jacob, of one of the Hebrew tribes, of the territory which the tribe possessed, of a prophet and of a heathen divinity.1. Gad was the seventh son of Jacob, the first born of Zilpah, Leah’s maid, and whole brother to Asher (Gen. 30:10–13).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
b. Gad (13:24â€“28)
b. Gad (13:24–28). Gad receives the rest of the kingdom of Sihon (“all the towns of Gilead,” v. 25) north of that part ascribed to Reuben (see GAD, GADITES). Its territory is protected from potential Ammonite claims (compare “half of the land of the Ammonites,” v. 25) by mention of Jazer and Aroer, the