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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gad. (a troop).
1. Jacob's seventh son, the first-born of Zilpah, Leah's maid, and whole-brother to Asher. Genesis 30:11-13; Genesis 46:16; Genesis 46:18. (B.C. 1753-1740).
2. "The seer", or "the king's seer", that is, David's seer 1 Chronicles 29:29; 2 Chronicles 29:25, was a "prophet" who appears to have joined David when in the old. 1 Samuel 22:5. (B.C. 1061). He reappears in connection with the punishment inflicted for the numbering of the people. 2 Samuel 24:11-19; 1 Chronicles 21:9-19. He wrote a book of the Acts of David, 1 Chronicles 29:29, and also assisted in the arrangements for the musical service of the "house of God." 2 Chronicles 29:25.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'ad'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/a/ad.html. 1901.