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The major towns of this area, which also fell within the tribe of Reuben, were Medeba and Dibon.
The territory of Gad, however, fell within the region which would later become the Assyrian Transjordanian province.
Jacob's Blessing - Genesis "Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels." Moses' Blessing - Deuteronomy -21 "... He lives there like a lion, tearing at arm or head.
He chose the best land for himself; the leader's portion was kept for him.
He appoints the tribe of Gad's allotment as falling within the first "period" of "three general divisions and periods" of the Conquest.
This first period was the allotment of land east of the Jordan River to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, or East Manasseh.
The Israelites camped in Shittim before entering Canaan.As stated above, the tribes of Gad and Manasseh both shared the land of Gilead.Ironically, their territory, it would seem, was not in God's original plans for the tribe to possess.As pointed out earlier, Moses himself handed out this allotment.This was also unique in that these were the only three tribes with land east of the Jordan, and these three tribes sought out their land, whereas the remainder of the tribes were assigned land west of the Jordan by Joshua.