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Encyclopedia > Gad (Bible prophet)

Gad was a seer or more commonly understood, a prophet in the Bible. He was one of the personal prophets of King David of Israel and some of his writings are believed to be included in 1 and 2 Samuel.[1] He is first mentioned in 2 Samuel 22:5 telling David to return to the land of Judah. The best-known Biblical passage referencing Gad however 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.[2] This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... This page is about the Biblical king David. ... The Books of Samuel, also referred to as [The Book of] Samuel (Hebrew: שְׁמוּאֵל), are (two) books in the Hebrew Bible (Judaisms Tanakh and originally writtten in Hebrew) and the Old Testament of Christianity. ...

"And David rose up in the morning; and the word of the LORD came to Gad the prophet, David's seer, saying ..." (2 Samuel 24:11)

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

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The Nathan the Prophet was a seer who lived in the time of King David and his wife Bathsheba. ... Image File history File links Star_of_David. ... David and Goliath by Caravaggio, c. ... King Solomon Latin name (Hebrew: שְׁלֹמֹה, (Shelomo) (Shlomo pronounced with Yiddish accent)Standard Tiberian ; Arabic: سليمان, Sulayman; all essentially meaning peace) is a figure described in Middle Eastern scriptures as a wise ruler of an empire centred on the united Kingdom of Israel. ... Iddo (עדו also יעדו) was a minor biblical prophet, who appears to have lived during the reigns of King Solomon and his heirs, Rehoboam and Abijah in the Kingdom of Judah. ... Micah or Micha (מִיכָה, Standard Hebrew Miḫa, Tiberian Hebrew Mîḵāh) is the name of several people in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. ... Obadiah (עֹבַדְיָה Servant of the LORD, Standard Hebrew Ê¿Ovadya, Tiberian Hebrew ʿŌḇaḏyāh, Vulgate Abdias) is the name of many people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament. ... 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Categories: Hebrew Bible/Tanakh-related stubs | Hebrew Bible/Tanakh people ... Elijah in the wilderness, by Washington Allston Elijah (Hebrew: אליהו Eliyahu) was a prophet in Israel in the 9th century BCE. He appears in the Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Mishnah, Christian Bible, and the Quran. ... Elisha (Hebrew: אֱלִישַׁע, Standard Tiberian  ; My God is salvation) is a Biblical prophet. ... Yunus redirects here. ... Isaiah the Prophet in Hebrew Scriptures was depicted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo. ... The prophet Joel from Michelangelos Sistine Chapel ceiling ... Nahum (נחום) was a minor prophet whose prophecy is recorded in the Hebrew Bible. ... Habakkuk or Havakuk (חֲבַקּוּק, Standard Hebrew Ḥavaqquq, Tiberian Hebrew Ḥăḇaqqûq) was a prophet in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. ... Zephaniah or Tzfanya (צְפַנְיָה Concealed of/is the LORD, Standard Hebrew Ẓəfanya, Tiberian Hebrew ṢəpÌ„anyāh) is the name of several people in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. ... Uriah or Urijah (אוּרִיָּה (My) light/flame of/is the Lord, Standard Hebrew Uriyya, Tiberian Hebrew ʾÛriyyāh; Uriah is pronounced yoo ri uh, Urijah is pronounced yoo ri juh in English. ... Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt van Rijn. ... Image File history File links Christian_cross. ... Ezekiel the Prophet of the Hebrew Scriptures is depicted on a 1510 Sistine Chapel fresco by Michelangelo. ... Shemaiah was a prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (I Kings 12:22-24). ... Baruch ben Neriah was a Jewish aristocrat and scribe of the sixth century BCE. He was the disciple, secretary, and devoted friend of the Biblical prophet Jeremiah. ... Neriah is the father of Baruch, metioned in the Book of Jeremiah of the Hebrew Bible. ... Haggai (×—Ö·×’Ö¼Ö·×™, Standard Hebrew and Tiberian Hebrew Ḥaggay) was one of the twelve minor prophets and the author of the Book of Haggai. ... Zechariah as depicted on Michelangelos ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Zechariah or Zecharya (זְכַרְיָה Renowned/Remembered of/is the LORD, Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew ) was a person in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. ... Nahum (נחום) was a minor prophet whose prophecy is recorded in the Hebrew Bible. ... Mordecai or Mordechai (מָרְדֳּכַי, Standard Hebrew Mordoḫay, Tiberian Hebrew Mordŏḵay - the son of Jair, of the tribe of Benjamin, is one of the main personalities in the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. ... In the Bible, there were two prophets called Oded. ... Engraving of Sarah by Hans Collaert from c. ... Miriam (Hebrew: מִרְיָם, Standard Tiberian  ; meaning either wished for child, bitter or rebellious) was the sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed. ... For information on the nurse of Rebeccah, mentioned in Genesis, see Deborah (Genesis) Deborah or Dvora (Hebrew: ‎ Bee, Standard Hebrew DÉ™vora, Tiberian Hebrew Dəḇôrāh) was a prophetess and the fourth Judge and only female Judge of pre-monarchic Israel in the Old Testament (Tanakh). ... Hannah (or Chana) (Hebrew: ×—× ×” - Grace [of God]) was a wife of Elkanah and the mother of the prophet Samuel as recorded in the Book of Samuel. ... Abigail (אֲבִיגַיִל / אֲבִיגָיִל her Fathers joy or, fountain of joy ;leader of/is dance/, Standard Hebrew Avigáyil, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĂḇîḡáyil / ʾĂḇîḡāyil), once Abigal (Samuel 2 3:3), is a female character in the Bible. ... Huldah was a prophetess mentioned briefly in the Second Book of Kings, Chapter 22. ... Esther (Hebrew: אֶסְתֵּר, Standard Tiberian ), born Hadassah, was a woman in the Hebrew Bible, the queen of Ahasuerus (commonly identified with Xerxes I or Artaxerxes II), and heroine of the Biblical Book of Esther which is named after her. ... Daniel (Hebrew: דָּנִיֵּאל; transliterated as Daniyyel in Standard Hebrew and Dāniyyêl in Tiberian Hebrew, Arabic: Danyal, دانيال) is the name of at least three people from the Hebrew Bible: A Jewish exile in Babylon, the subject of the Book of Daniel and the most well-known of the three Daniels. ...

See also

  • The Book of Gad the Seer

"He is first mentioned in 2 Samuel 22:5" should be 1 Samuel 22:5


  1. ^ http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/1972
  2. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=10&chapter=24&version=31&context=chapter



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