🔼The name Migdal-gad in the Bible
The name Migdal-gad occurs only once in the Bible. It's mentioned among the cities in the lowland of the territory allotted to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:37).
🔼Etymology of the name Migdal-gad
The name Migdal-gad obviously consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the noun מגדל (migdal), meaning tower, from the verb גדל (gadel), meaning to become strong or great:
The second part of our name is identical to the name Gad (which possibly refers to the pagan deity Gad), and the noun גד (gad), usually translated with fortune, from the verb גדד (gadad), meaning to cut or invade:
For a meaning of the name Migdal-gad, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads A Tower Of Gad (Fortune). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Tower Of Fortune. And BDB Theological Dictionary has Tower Of Gad.