Gad

/gad/, interj.
(used as a mild oath.)
Also, gad.
[1600-10; euphemism for GOD]
/gad/, n.
1. a son of Zilpah. Gen. 30:11.
2. one of the twelve tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
3. a Hebrew prophet and chronicler of the court of David. II Sam. 24:11-19.

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▪ Hebrew tribe
      one of the 12 tribes of Israel that in biblical times composed the people of Israel who later became the Jewish people. The tribe was named after the elder of two sons born to Jacob and Zilpah, a maidservant of Jacob's first wife, Leah.

      After entering the Promised Land, each tribe was assigned a territory by Joshua, who replaced Moses as leader after the latter's death. The tribe of Gad settled on land east of the Jordan River, gained renown for its military spirit, and was one of the 10 northern tribes that formed a separate kingdom in 930 BC with Jeroboam I as king. Following the Assyrian conquest of 721 BC, the 10 tribes were partially dispersed and eventually assimilated by other peoples. The tribe of Gad thus became one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.

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  • GAD eG — Unternehmensform Genossenschaft Gründung 26. Dezember 1963 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gad — • A proper name which designates in the Bible, (I), a patriarch; (II), a tribe of Israel; (III), a prophet; (IV), a pagan deity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gad     Gad      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • GAD — (Heb. גָּד, fortune cf. Gen. 30:11), a deity of fortune, equivalent in function and meaning to the Greek Tyché and Latin Fortuna. In Isaiah 65:11 Gad is mentioned together with Meni as the beneficiary of a food offering: Who prepare a table for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GAD — (Heb. גָּד), one of the 12 tribes of Israel, tracing its descent to Gad, a son of Jacob, borne to him by Zilpah, the maidservant of Leah (Gen. 30:10–11). The tribe was comprised of seven large families, the Zephonites, Haggites, Shunites, Oznites …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GAD — steht für: GAD (Unternehmen) (GAD eG), den IT Dienstleister der nord und westdeutschen Genossenschaftsbanken Gastronomische Akademie Deutschlands e.V. Gender and Development, einen soziologischen Ausdruck Generalisierte Angststörung (generalized… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gad — can refer to:*Gad (deity), the pan Semitic deity of fortune worshipped during the Babylonian captivity *An abbreviation for the chemical element Gadolinium, or its oxide Gadolinia *The word Gad replaces God in many of The Far Side comic strips by …   Wikipedia

  • Gad — (del hebreo: גד ; suerte ) es uno de los profetas de la corte del Rey David (1010 970) durante el reino unificado de Israel. Se conoce muy poco de la biografía de este profeta sin libro propio. Parece cercano al entorno de la corte de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gad- Ⅱ — *gad germ., Adjektiv: nhd. zugehörig, passend; ne. suitable; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., ahd.; Etymologie: vergleiche idg. *gʰedʰ , *gʰodʰ …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Gad — Gad, n. [OE. gad, Icel. gaddr goad, sting; akin to Sw. gadd sting, Goth. gazds, G. gerte switch. See {Yard} a measure.] 1. The point of a spear, or an arrowhead. [1913 Webster] 2. A pointed or wedge shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gad — (Bible) Gad (en hébreu: גד bonheur) est, dans la Bible, le septième fils de Jacob et le premier fils de la servante de son épouse Léa, Zilpa  : Léa, s étant trouvée dans l incapacité d enfanter, donna Zilpa pour femme à Jacob, une pratique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gad — gad1 [gad] vi. gadded, gadding [LME gadden, to hurry, ? back form. < gadeling, companion in arms < OE gædeling: for IE base see GATHER] to wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement n. an act of gadding: chiefly in the …   English World dictionary

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