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Gad (a troop).

1. Jacob’s seventh son, the first-born of Zilpah, Leah’s maid, and whole-brother to Asher. Gen. 30:11-13; 46:16, 18. (b.c. 1753–1740.)

2. “The seer,” or “the king’s seer,” i.e., David’s, 1 Chron. 29:29; 2 Chron. 29:25, was a “prophet” who appears to have joined David when in the hold. 1 Sam. 22:5. (b.c. 1061.) He reappears in connection with the punishment inflicted for the numbering of the people. 2 Sam. 24:11-19; 1 Chron. 21:9-19. He wrote a book of the Acts of David, 1 Chron. 29:29, and also assisted in the arrangements for the musical service of the “house of God.” 2 Chron. 29:25.