- the sixth son of Jacob and Bilhah. Gen. 30:7,8.
- one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from Naphtali.
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