a strong army; a gang of robbers
(strength of fortune ). The children of Azgad, to the number of 1222 (2322 according to) ( Nehemiah 7:17 ) were among the laymen who returned with Zerubbabel. ( Ezra 2:12 ; 8:12 ) With the other heads of the People they joined in the covenant with Nehemiah. ( Nehemiah 10:15 ) (B.C. 536.)
az'-gad (`azgadh, "strong is Gad"):
In the list of those who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel are mentioned "the children of Azgad" (1,222, Ezra 2:12; 2,322, Nehemiah 7:17). 110 males with their chief returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:12). Azgad was among the leaders who signed the Covenant after Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10:15).
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