Gad (tribe)

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Gad was one of the twelve tribes of Israel, made up of the descendants of Jacob's son Gad. According to Joshua 13, the border of the tribe of Gad

was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before Rabbah; and from Heshbon unto Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Lidbir; and in the valley, Beth-haram, and Beth-nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan being the border thereof, unto the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.[1]

The Tribe of Gad was one of the northern tribes that sided with Jeroboam I in his rebellion against Rehoboam, and, along with the rest of the Northern Kingdom, was conquered and destroyed by the Assyrians.


  1. Joshua 13:25-27