[ naf-tuh-lahy ]
/ ˈnæf təˌlaɪ /
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the sixth son of Jacob and Bilhah. Genesis 30:7, 8.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from Naphtali.
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Origin of Naphtali
Ultimately from Hebrew Naphtālī, of uncertain origin and meaning
Words nearby Naphtali
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Example sentences from the Web for Naphtali
And even in the limited central range from Kedesh Naphtali to Beersheba the settlement was only effected gradually.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for Naphtali
/ (ˈnæftəˌlaɪ) /
noun Old Testament
Jacob's sixth son, whose mother was Rachel's handmaid (Genesis 30:7–8)
the tribe descended from him
the territory of this tribe, between the Sea of Galilee and the mountains of central Galilee
Douay spelling: Nephtali
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