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Reference: Gad


Ge 30:9 ff. (Jahwist), Ge 35:26 (Priestly Narrative); the first son of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, by Jacob, and full brother of Asher ('Happy'). This like other of the tribal names, e.g. Dan, Asher, is very probably, despite this popular etymology, the name of a deity (cf. Isa 65:11, where AV renders 'troop' but RV 'Fortune'). Another semi-etymology or, better, paronomasia (Ge 49:19) connects the name of the tribe with its warlike experiences and characteristics, taking note only of this feature of the tribal life:


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