Animals suffer from the ravages of bot flies (Oestridae) and gad flies (Tabanidae); while the tsetse disease is due to the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), carrying the protozoa that cause the disease from one horse to another.
His force gradually swelled, and he was joined by the prophet Gad (note his message xxii.
And from the Hebrew standpoint the action of Gad in the matter of the census taken by David belongs to the same category.
To the east of the Jordan he held rule from Aroer to Gad and Gilead; on its west his power extended from Beersheba in the south to Dan and Ijon at the foot of Hermon.
Vii.) is of too disputed a date to be cited in evidence,' but already in David's time we find that Gad the nabhia is also the king's seer (2 Sam.
Another innovation was the census; it was undertaken despite the protests of Joab, and was checked by the rebukes of the prophet Gad and the visitation of a pestilence (xxiv.).