Gad

Derivation

  • Hebrew: fortune, luck

Article

* Patriarch, seventh son of Jacob (Genesis 35).

* Tribe of Israel dwelling east of the Jordan, between Manasses on the north and Ruben on the south. They were a war-like race whose valor is highly praised in the parting blessing of Moses (Deuteronomy 33), and in the prophecy of Jacob (Genesis 49).

* Hebrew prophet (1 Kings 22), contemporary of King David.

*Pagan divinity (Isaiah 65:11, where the Hebrew Gad is rendered “fortune”).

MLA Citation

  • “Gad”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 September 2013. Web. 23 October 2017. <>