Gad (Bible prophet)

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For the son of Jacob, see Gad (son of Jacob).

Gad was a seer or prophet in the Hebrew Bible. He was one of the personal prophets of King David of Israel and some of his writings are believed to be included in the Books of Samuel.[1] He is first mentioned in 1 Samuel 22:5 telling David to return to the land of Judah.

The most important Biblical reference to Gad is 2 Samuel 24:11-13, where after David confesses his sin of taking a census of the people of Israel and Judah, God sends Gad to David to offer him his choice of three forms of punishment.

Gad is mentioned a last time in 2 Samuel 24:18, coming to David and telling him to build an altar to God after He stops the plague that David chose.

A tomb attributed to Gad is located at Halhul, West Bank.

The Chronicles of Gad the seer[edit]

Main article: Book of Gad the Seer

The words, or chronicle, of Gad the seer are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 29:29 and are generally considered a lost text.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Apologetics Press - The Canon and Extra-Canonical Writings