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Naphtali

[ naf-tuh-lahy ]
/ ˈnæf təˌlaɪ /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for Naphtali

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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