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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Gad (3)

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Margin Isaiah 65:11, "that troop," rather "that prepare a (sacrificial) table for the Gad," i.e. the deity of fortune, a Babylonian idol worshipped by the Jews, answering to either the moon or Jupiter, related to Syriac gado , and Arab jad "good fortune." The star of luck, for which a couch was laid out and a banqueting "table." Μeni ("that number," margin Isaiah 65:11) was the lesser good fortune, Gad the greater.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Gad (3)'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/g/gad-3.html. 1949.

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