Gad, Tribe of. Descendants of Jacob’s 7th son Gad (Gn 30:11; Nm 1:24, 25), and 8th largest of the 12 tribes that came out of Egypt with Moses (according to the number of warriors in Nm 1:1–3, 24–25). They were cattlemen and had a reputation for being fierce in battle (32:1; Dt 33:20).During the wilderness
GAD, TRIBE OF Descendants of Jacob’s seventh son Gad (Gn 30:11; Nm 1:24–25), and eighth largest of the 12 tribes that came out of Egypt with Moses (according to the number of warriors in Nm 1:1–3, 24–25). They raised livestock and had a reputation for being fierce in battle (Nm 32:1; Dt 33:20).During
Gad (Heb., “luck”).1 The Canaanite god of fortune (Isa. 65:11).2 The son of Jacob and Zilpah (Gen. 30:9–11) and the eponymous ancestor of the Israelite tribe of that name (see 3).3 The tribe of Gad, which occupied territory between the Jabbok and Arnon rivers. At times, this territory seems to have
GAD (‘good fortune’). 1. The seventh son of Jacob, his first by Leah’s maid Zilpah (Gn. 30:10–11). Gad himself already had seven sons when Jacob and his family entered Egypt (Gn. 46:16); Jacob promised Gad’s descendants a troubled life, but foretold that they would hit back (Gn. 49:19). They recur later
Gad, The tribe of. The country allotted to the tribe of Gad appears, speaking roughly, to have lain chiefly about the centre of the land east of Jordan. The south of that district—from the Arnon (Wady Mojeb), about halfway down the Dead Sea, to Heshbon, nearly due east of Jerusalem—was occupied by Reuben,
GAD (gad; “fortune”). The name of David’s “seer” (see below); and of Jacob’s seventh son, the firstborn of Zilpah, Leah’s maid, and whole brother to Asher (Gen. 30:9–11; 46:16, 18), perhaps about 1850 b.c.
Gad—fortune; luck. (1.) Jacob’s seventh son, by Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, and the brother of Asher (Gen. 30:11–13; 46:16, 18). In the Authorized Version of 30:11 the words, “A troop cometh: and she called,” etc., should rather be rendered, “In fortune [R.V., ‘Fortunate’]: and she called,” etc., or “Fortune
GAD, TRIBE OF — the tribe that sprang from Gad and the territory this tribe inhabited, often referred to as Gilead (Num. 1:14). The territory of Gad lay east of the Jordan River between the half-tribe of Manasseh to the north and the tribe of Reuben to the south. Its western boundary was the Jordan River;