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

noun Old Testament

  1. Jacob’s sixth son, whose mother was Rachel’s handmaid (Genesis 30:7–8)
  2. the tribe descended from him
  3. the territory of this tribe, between the Sea of Galilee and the mountains of central Galilee

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