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GAD

Eldest son of Jacob and the slave girl Zilpah (Genesis 30:9-11). He became the ancestor of one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, a warlike people called Gadites (Numbers 2:14). They supported David against Saul and after Solomon's death supported the revolt of Jeroboam.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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