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Genesis 30:10-11

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30:10 Soon Leah’s servant Zilpah gave Jacob a son. 1  30:11 Leah said, “How fortunate!” 2  So she named him Gad. 3 

1 tn Heb “and Zilpah, the servant of Leah, bore for Jacob a son.”

2 tc The statement in the Kethib (consonantal text) appears to mean literally “with good fortune,” if one takes the initial בְּ (bet) as a preposition indicating accompaniment. The Qere (marginal reading) means “good fortune has arrived.”

3 sn The name Gad (גָּד, gad) means “good fortune.” The name reflects Leah’s feeling that good fortune has come her way, as expressed in her statement recorded earlier in the verse.



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