Thank-you for your welcome at The Convent Open Day last week. I wasn’t sure how exactly how you’d react to my attendance, alongside The Lord’s two other disciples currently based here, especially in the light of my two recent reports to you.
Most of us know that the city of CÁDIZ was founded by Phoenicians, around 1500 – 1000 B.C. and that it was called GÁDIR (or “GAD’s city”). Later further Phoenician immigrants arrived in 722 B.C. after the Assyrian conquest of the ten-tribed kingdom of Israel. Phoenicia wasn’t a country but a region which included Israel. Later on in roman times we know that GÁDIR was called GADES. But why Gad?