Webster gives the etymology gad well =go about well.
Near Hasbeya are bitumen pits let by the government; and to the north, at the source of the Hasbani, the ground is volcanic. Some travellers have attempted to identify Hasbeya with the biblical Baal-Gad or Baal-Hermon.
14, and see Asher; GAD; Manasseh).
(b) The tribal names Gad and Asher are suggestive of the worship of a deity of fortune (Gad) and of the male counterpart of the goddess, Asherah.
His force gradually swelled, and he was joined by the prophet Gad (note his message xxii.
To the east of the Jordan he held rule from Aroer to Gad and Gilead; on its west his power extended from Beersheba in the south to Dan and Ijon at the foot of Hermon.
Animals suffer from the ravages of bot flies (Oestridae) and gad flies (Tabanidae); while the tsetse disease is due to the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), carrying the protozoa that cause the disease from one horse to another.
Comprises the midges, gnats, crane-flies, gad-flies, &c.
These two sections were allotted respectively to Manasseh and to Reuben and Gad, both districts being peculiarly suited to the pastoral and nomadic character of these tribes.
Perhaps, a man of Gad), and during the disturbances at the death of Jeroboam II.
And from the Hebrew standpoint the action of Gad in the matter of the census taken by David belongs to the same category.
Vii.) is of too disputed a date to be cited in evidence,' but already in David's time we find that Gad the nabhia is also the king's seer (2 Sam.
"The men of Gad had dwelt in the land of `Ataroth from of old; and the king of Israel built `Ataroth for himself."
Xlviii.), but although it mentions the "men of Gad," makes no allusion to the Israelite tribe Reuben, whose seat lay in the district (Num.
Dan, he declares, sooner than join in Jeroboam's scheme of an Israelite war against Judah, had migrated to Cush, and finally, with the help of Naphthali, Asher and Gad, had founded an independent Jewish kingdom in the Gold Land of Havila, beyond Abyssinia.
24); on the other hand, like Gad, it may have been originally a divine title.
It does not certainly appear in the Old Testament history, though identifications with Baal-Gad and (less certainly) with Laish (Dan) have been proposed.