Webster gives the etymology gad well =go about well.
Near Hasbeya are bitumen pits let by the government; and to the north, at the source of the Hasbani, the ground is volcanic. Some travellers have attempted to identify Hasbeya with the biblical Baal-Gad or Baal-Hermon.
14, and see Asher; GAD; Manasseh).
(b) The tribal names Gad and Asher are suggestive of the worship of a deity of fortune (Gad) and of the male counterpart of the goddess, Asherah.
His force gradually swelled, and he was joined by the prophet Gad (note his message xxii.