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Naphtali in Easton's Bible Dictionary my wrestling, the fifth son of Jacob. His mother was Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid (Gen. 30:8). When Jacob went down into Egypt, Naphtali had four sons (Gen. 46:24). Little is known of him as an individual.

Naphtali in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("my wrestling".) Jacob's fifth son, second by Bilhah, Rachel's maid. Genesis 30:8, Rachel said, "with wrestlings of God (i.e. earnest prayer, as her husband does in Genesis 32:24-28; he had reproved her impatience, telling her God, not he, is the giver of children: Genesis 30:1-2; so she wrestled with God) have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed," i.e. succeeded in getting from God a child as my sister. Thus allied to Dan (Genesis 35:25). He had four sons at the descent to Egypt (Genesis 46:24). At the census of Sinai Naphtali's tribe numbered 53,400 able for war (Numbers 1:43). At the borders of Canaan the tribe of Naphtali had fallen to 45,400 (Numbers 26:48-50). On march Naphtali was north of the tabernacle, next Dan his kinsman, and Asher (Numbers 2:25-31), together forming "the camp of Dan," hindmost or rearward of all the camps (Numbers 10:25). Naphtali had its portion between the coastland strip of Asher and the upper Jordan. Dan shortly after sent a number from his less desirable position next the Philistines to seek a settlement near his kinsman Napthtali in the far north...

Naphtali in Hitchcock's Bible Names that struggles or fights

Naphtali in Naves Topical Bible -1. Son of Jacob and Bilhah Ge 30:7,8; 35:25 Jacob blesses Ge 49:21 Sons of Ge 46:24; 1Ch 7:13 -2. Tribe of Census of Nu 1:42,43; 26:48-50 Position assigned to, in camping and in marching Nu 2:25-31; 10:25-27 Moses' benediction on De 33:23 Inheritance of Jos 19:32-39; Jud 1:33; Eze 48:3 Defeat Sisera Jud 4:6,10; 5:18 Follow Gideon Jud 6:35; 7:23 Help in conveying the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem Ps 68:27 Military operations of 1Ch 12:34,40 Against 1Ki 15:20; 2Ki 15:29; 2Ch 16:4 Prophecies concerning Isa 9:1,2; Re 7:6

Naphtali in Smiths Bible Dictionary (wrestling), the fifth son of Jacob; the second child name to him by Bilhah, Rachel's slave. His birth and the bestowal of his name are recorded in Ge 30:8 When the census was taken at Mount Sinai the tribe of Naphtali numbered no less than 53,400 fighting men, Nu 1:43; 2:50 but when the borders of the promised land were reached, its numbers were reduced to, 45,400. Nu 26:48-50 During the march through the wilderness Naphtali occupied a position on the north of the sacred tent with Dan and Asher. Nu 2:25-31 In the apportionment of the land, the lot of Naphtali was enclosed on three sides by those of other tribes. On the west lay Asher, on the south Zebulun, and on the east the transjordanic Manasseh. (In the division of the kingdom Naphtali belonged to the kingdom of Israel, and later was a part of Galilee, bordering on the northwestern pert of the Sea of Galilee, and including Capernaum and Bethsaida. --Ed.)

Naphtali in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE 1. Name: The 5th son of Jacob, and the 2nd born to him by Rachel's handmaid, Bilhah. He was full brother of Dan (Gen 30:7 ff). At his birth Rachel is said to have exclaimed, naphtule 'Elohim niphtalti, "wrestlings of God"--i.e. "mighty wrestlings"--"have I wrestled." 2. Circumstances of His Birth: Her sister's fruitfulness was a sore trial to the barren Rachel. By her artifice she had obtained children, the offspring of her maid ranking as her own; and thus her reproach of childlessness was removed. The name Naphtali given to this son was a monument of her victory. She had won the favor and blessing of God as made manifest in the way yearned for by the oriental heart, the birth of sons...

Naphtali in Wikipedia According to the Book of Genesis, Naphtali (pronounced / ˈnftəlaɪ/) (Hebrew: נַפְתָּלִי, Modern Naftali Tiberian Nap̄tāl ; "My struggle") was the second son of Jacob with Bilhah. He was the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Naphtali. However, some Biblical scholars view this as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation.[1]...

Naphtali Scripture - 1 Kings 7:14 He [was] a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

Naphtali Scripture - 2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.

Naphtali Scripture - Judges 1:33 Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Bethshemesh, nor the inhabitants of Bethanath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Bethshemesh and of Bethanath became tributaries unto them.

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