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Tribe of Gad

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Gad (Hebrew: גָּד, Gad) was one of the Tribes of Israel.

The census held at Mt. Sinai (Num 1:23) shows that the numbers of this tribe was 45,650 adult males.[1] Just before entering Canaan, another census pointed that this number dropped to 40,500.[1]

Descendants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gad
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zephon
 
Haggi
 
Shuni
 
Ezbon
 
Eri
 
Arodi
 
Areli
 

Remark on Zephon: Genesis 46:16 Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text Ziphion


Tribal territory

Map of the twelve tribes of Israel, before the move of Dan to the North. The Tribe of Gad has its territory located north of the tribe of Reuben and south of the tribe of Manasseh


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Unger, Merrill F (1988). R. K., Harrison. ed. The New Unger´s Bible Dictionary. Chicago: Moody Press. p. 1196. ISBN 0-8024-9037-9.