Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Gad. 1. The son of Jacob and Leah, and founder of the tribe bearing his name, who were shepherds and also great warriors.

2. A prophet or seer - probably a pupil of Samuel - friend of David, whom he joined in the evil days of his fortune, and whose prosperity he also shared, receiving at Court the name of "the king's seer." He organised the musical services and wrote a chronicle of David.

“Whatever we find lovely in a friend, or in a saint, ought to elevate our affections: we should conclude that if there is so much sweetness in a drop; there must be infinitely more in the fountain. If there is so much splendour in a ray, what must the sun be in its glory!”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man