David Hassid is a fictional character found in the Left Behind series.
Formerly assigned to Global Community Headquarters Palace, New Babylon, United Holy Land States (United Carpathian States) as Director of Purchasing; oversees all purchases for the GC and the hangar and cockpit crew of the Condor 216 and later the Phoenix 216.
Hassid is a Jew who worked in New Babylon in the global government headed by Supreme Potentate and Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia. Very quickly, he becomes a believer in Christ, and is spotted by Mac McCullum in the GC shelter right after the Wrath of the Lamb earthquake (early in book four, Soul Harvest).
Hassid works in communications and is considered one of the top computer experts alive. His service to the Tribulation Force is to confound communications, tip off the Trib Force and arrange for some goods to be "mislaid" and end up in the hands of the Tribulation Saints.
Immediately after Carpathia's assassination, Hassid has to work with artist Guy Blod, who is making a huge statue of Carpathia. Hassid and Blod clash, but eventually, Hassid realizes he must get along with Blod or risk discipline and possible exposure as a Tribulation saint; also, it is not very Christ-like to be promoting enmity. Hassid's love interest, Phoenix 216 cargo chief Annie Christopher dies as a result of False Prophet Leon Fortunato's Satan-imbued ability to call down lightning from heaven to kill any non-Carpathianist. Hassid begins grooming Chang Wong, a young man from China who is also very technically gifted, as his protégé and replacement when Hassid must leave; the mark of loyalty is now required of employees in New Babylon, and Chang, given the mark unwillingly, has both the mark of the Beast and the mark of God's own on his forehead.
Hassid is killed by two GC MIAs at Petra before the remnant actually arrives.
Characters in the Left Behind series
|Original Tribulation Force members|
Rayford Steele • Cameron "Buck" Williams • Chloe Steele • Bruce Barnes
|Other Tribulation Force members|
Tsion Ben-Judah • Chaim Rosenzweig • Albie • Mac McCullum • Abdullah Smith • David Hassid • Chang Wong • Ming Toy • Ree Woo • Ken Ritz • Lionel Whalum • George Sebastian • Priscilla Sebastian • Amanda White • T. M. Delanty • Lukas Miklos • Floyd Charles • Hattie Durham • Steve Plank • Razor • Naomi Tiberias • Eleazar Tiberias • Gustaf Zuckermandel, Jr. • Hannah Palemoon • Leah Rose • Annie Christopher
|The Global Community|
Nicolae Carpathia • Leon Fortunato • Viv Ivins • Suhail Akbar • Walter Moon • Peter Mathews • Reiche Planchette • Guy Blod
|The Millennium Force|
Raymie Steele • Ekaterina Risto • Kenny Bruce Williams • Bahira Abaneh • Zaki Abaneh
Irene Steele • Joshua Todd-Cothran • Jonathan Stonagal • Gerald Fitzhugh • Qasim Marid • Marilena Carpathia