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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #1416 - גְּדוּד
1) a band, troop, marauding band
1a) marauding band, raiding band
1b) troop, band (of divisions of army)
1c) foray, raid
V) ddc (גדד GDD) - I. Band:To gather or assemble as a group for attacking or raiding. II. Slice:To cut something by slicing it. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal) cut, gather together, assemble by troop, gather, hew - Strongs: H1413 (גָּדַד), H1414 (גְּדַד)
M) dic (גיד GYD) AC: ? CO: Sinew AB: ?: The animals tendon is used for making bowstrings and cords. The tendon is removed by making a slit in the flesh for its removal. The sinews are used for making cordage and bowstrings.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 marauding band (making incursions, inroads, compare גדד) 1 Samuel 30:8,15 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 30:23 compare 1 Chronicles 12:22, also 2 Chronicles 22:1; 1 Kings 11:24; 2 Kings 5:2; 2 Kings 6:23; 2 Kings 13:20,21; 2 Kings 24:2 (4t. in verse) compare 2 Samuel 22:30 = Psalm 18:30, & Genesis 49:19 (see גַּד Genesis 30:11) Hosea 6:9; Hosea 7:1; Jeremiah 18:22; שָׂרֵי גִּדוּדִים 2 Samuel 4:2, compare וַיִּתְּנֵם בְּרָאשֵׁי הַגְּדוּד 1 Chronicles 12:19; figurative of God's attacking forces, his chastisements Job 19:12 (compare Job 25:3 below)
2 troop, of divisions of army of Israel (late) גְּדוּדֵיצְבָא מִלְחָמָה 1 Chronicles 7:4, compare 2 Chronicles 26:11; band of Israel, i.e. troop of mercenaries hired from Israel by Amaziah 2 Chronicles 25:9,10; בְּנֵי הַגְּדוּד i.e. soldiers of the band 2 Chronicles 25:13; of army in General כְּמֶלֶךְבַּגְּדוּד Job 29:25, in simile; also Micah 4:14 בַּתגְּֿדוּד of Zion.
3 foray, raid 2 Samuel 3:22.
גְּדוּד pl. גְּדוּדִים and גְּדוּדוֹת m.
(1) incision, cutting (from the root גָּדַד).
(a) of the skin, Jeremiah 48:37.
(b) of a field, a furrow, Psalms 65:11.
(2) a troop, band of soldiers (pr. a cutting in), so called from the form [“as intended to cut or break in upon the enemy”], like the Lat. acies, especially of light armed troops foraging. Genesis 49:19, גָּד גְּדוּד יְגוּדֶנּוּ “troops shall invade Gad.” This is to be understood of the nomadic Arabs in the neighbourhood of Gad. 2 Kings 5:2, אֲרָם יָצְֽאוּ גְּדוּדִים “the Syrians had made an incursion in bands.” 1 Samuel 30:8, 15 1 Samuel 30:15, 23 1 Samuel 30:23; 2 Samuel 3:22. בְּנֵי הַגְּדוּד “sons, i.e. soldiers, of a band,” 2 Chronicles 25:13 poet. בַּת גְּדוּד Mic. 4:14. Used of a troop of robbers, Hosea 7:1; 1 Kings 11:24. גְּדוּדֵי יְהֹוָה “the bands of Jehovah,” used of angels, Job 25:3 of the troops of ills sent by him, Job 19:12. Syr. ܓܘܽܕܐܳ a troop, a band of soldiers.