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- In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
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- proper noun biblical Sixth son of
Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Bilhah.
- proper noun biblical One of the
Israelite tribes, descended from Naphtali.
- proper noun A male
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6 And she sent and called Barak, the son of Abinoam, out of Kedesh - naphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward Mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
And Rachel said: Wrestlings with God have I wrestled together with my sister and I have prevailed, and she called his name Naphtali
Arbel was situated in Naphtali in Galilee, on the border nearest Assyria.
Besides the branch of them associated with Judah and extending to Amalek, there was another section at Kadesh, in Naphtali (Jud 4: 11, 17).
Naphtali is compared to a hind let loose, giving goodly words; and the wife to the kind and tender husband is as the loving hind, and as the pleasant roe, Prov.v. 19. 3.
The midrash traces her lineage to Naphtali, which is consistent with the tradition that Barak was her husband.
And then after came Naphtali, that is to say, the sight of joys to come.
The land of Zabulon, and the land of Naphtali, which is the way of the sea, and which is beyond Jordan, viz. the people of Galilee of the Gentiles, the people which walked in darkness.
The commentators and lexicographers, with few exceptions, adopt the name "Tishbite" as referring to the place Thisbe in Naphtali which is found in the Septuagint text of Tobit 1: 2.
I have never seen any notice whatever taken of the circumstances; but am as much convinced of its truth, in all its leading features, as I am of that of any other similar statements which are made in Wodrow, "Naphtali," or the "Cloud of Witnesses."