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Tribe of Naphtali
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Naphtali, Tribe of
Naphtali, Tribe of (נַפְתָּלִי‎, naphtaliy). The Israelite tribe that descended from Jacob’s second son, Naphtali (Gen 30:7–8).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Naphtali, Tribe of
Naphtali, Tribe of. One of the 12 tribes of Israel that migrated from Egypt to Canaan, ultimately settling in northern Canaan in the high country of Galilee.During the period of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, Naphtali’s tribe is mentioned only incidentally. Acting as the leader of the tribe, Ahira,
Nephthalim
Nephthalim. kjv rendering of Naphtali’s tribe in Matthew 4:13, 15.See Naphtali, Tribe of.
Nepthalim
Nepthalim. kjv rendering of Naphtali’s tribe in Revelation 7:6.See Naphtali, Tribe of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Naphtali, Tribe of
NAPHTALI, TRIBE OF One of the 12 tribes of Israel that migrated from Egypt to Canaan, ultimately settling in northern Canaan in the high country of Galilee.During the period of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, Naphtali’s tribe is mentioned only incidentally. Acting as the leader of the tribe, Ahira,
Nephthalim
NEPHTHALIM* kjv rendering of Naphtali’s tribe in Matthew 4:13, 15. See Naphtali, Tribe of.
Nepthalim
NEPTHALIM* kjv rendering of Naphtali’s tribe in Revelation 7:6. See Naphtali, Tribe of.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Naphtali
Naphtali (naf´tuh-li; Heb., possibly “my wrestling”).1 The second son of Jacob and Bilhah (Gen. 30:7–8). The story of his birth is told against a backdrop of competition between Leah and Rachel, Jacob’s two wives. Although Rachel was clearly Jacob’s favorite wife, she remained infertile for a time during
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Nephthalim
Neph´thalim, a form of the name Naphtali. Tob. 7:3; Matt. 4:13, 15; Rev. 7:6.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Naphtali, Tribe of
Naphtali, Tribe ofOn this tribe Jacob pronounced the patriarchal blessing, “Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words” (Gen. 49:21). It was intended thus to set forth under poetic imagery the future character and history of the tribe.At the time of the Exodus this tribe numbered 53,400 adult
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Naphtali, Tribe of
NAPHTALI, TRIBE OF [NAF tuh lie] — the tribe that sprang from Naphtali and the territory it inhabited (Num. 1:15, 42–43). The tribe’s four great families were descendants of Naphtali’s four sons: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem or Shallum (Num. 26:48–49). The first wilderness census numbered the tribe
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NEPHTHALIM
NEPHTHALIM<nef’-tha-lim> (Matthew 4:13): The Greek form of NAPHTALI (which see).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Nephthalim
Nephthalim [Neh-ih-lem](Hebrew origin: My wrestlings)(Matthew 4:13). 17th century b.c. Nephthalim is an alternative name for Naphtali, the ancestor of the tribe of the same name. (Please see the entry for Naphtali [Genesis 30:8].)
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Naphtali
Naphʹta-li [my wrestling], the name of one of Jacob’s sons, of one of the Hebrew tribes and of the territory which the tribe possessed.1. Naphtali was Jacob’s son by Bilhah (Gen. 30:8; Num. 1:42). Of his personal history no incidents are recorded. He is described by Jacob as “a hind let loose” and as
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Nephthalim
NEPHTHALIM (Nĕphʹ thȧ lĭm) Greek form of Naphtali used by the KJV (Matt. 4:13, 15; Rev. 7:6).