What does Naphtali mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
נַפְתָּלִ֖י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 8
נַפְתָּלִ֑י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 7
נַפְתָּלִ֔י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 7
נַפְתָּלִ֗י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 6
נַפְתָּלִֽי the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 4
נַפְתָּלִי֙ the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 3
νεφθαλίμ was the sixth son of Jacob 2
נַפְתָּלִ֜י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 2
וְנַפְתָּלִֽי the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 2
לְנַ֨פְתָּלִ֔י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 2
בְּנַפְתָּלִ֑י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
νεφθαλὶμ was the sixth son of Jacob 1
וּלְנַפְתָּלִ֣י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
וּזְבֻל֜וּן the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
וְנַפְתָּלִ֖י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
נַפְתָּלִ֥י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
: נַפְתָּלִ֑י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
וּמִנַּפְתָּלִ֖י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
וְנַפְתָּלִ֑י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
וּבְנַפְתָּלִ֔י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1
מִנַּפְתָּלִ֥י the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel. 1

Definitions Related to Naphtali

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   1 the 5th son of Jacob and the 2nd by Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel.
   2 the tribe descended from Naphtali the son of Jacob.
   3 the territory assigned to the tribe of Naphtali.
   Additional Information: Naphtali = “wrestling”.
   

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   1 was the sixth son of Jacob, the second child borne to him by Bilhah, Rachel’s slave.
   His posterity form the tribe of Naphtali.
   Additional Information: Naphtali = “wrestling”.
   

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Naphtali
Naphtali (năph'ta-lî), my wrestling. The sixth son of Jacob, by Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid. Genesis 30:7-8. He had four sons. Genesis 46:24; Joshua 19:32-39; 1 Chronicles 7:13. Jacob said, "Naphtali is a hind let loose, he giveth goodly words," graceful and eloquent. Genesis 49:21.
Territory of Naphtali, peopled by his descendants, called Nephthalim, Matthew 4:15, A.V., was called "the west and the south," A.V., literally "the sea and the circuit." Deuteronomy 33:23; Exodus 1:4. It lay in a rich and fertile portion of Northern Palestine, partly along the Lebanon range, called "the mount of Naphtali" Joshua 19:32-39; Joshua 20:7, R. V., "Hill country of Naphtali." They attended in force at the coronation of David, 1 Chronicles 12:34, and are mentioned with honor in the wars of the Judges, Judges 1:33; Judges 5:18; Judges 6:35; Judges 7:23, as much reduced by the Syrians, 1 Kings 15:20, and as among the first captives to Assyria, 2 Kings 15:29; Isaiah 9:1. Barak was their most notable leader. Judges 4:6-16. Our Saviour spent much time in the southern part of this region; Matthew 4:13-15; Mark 2:1-12, partially fulfilling Isaiah 9:1-2.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Naphtali
That struggles or fights
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Naphtali
("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.
Zebulun was on S. of Naphtali; trans-jordanic Manasseh on the E. The ravine of the Leontes (Litany) and the valley between Lebanon and Antilebanon was on the N. Thus, Naphtali had the well watered district about Banias and the springs of the Jordan. Jacob in his dying prophecy says, "Naphtali is a hind let loose, he giveth goodly words." The targums of Pseudo-Jonathan and Jerusalem say Naphtali first told Jacob Joseph was alive. "Naphtali (say the targums) is a swift messenger, like a hind that runneth on the mountains, bringing good tidings." Joshua (Joshua 20:7) calls it "Mount Naphtali" from the mountainous parts of its possessions. Shelucha, "let loose," is cognate to sheluchim, "the apostles," who on Galilee mountains "brought good tidings" of Jesus (Isaiah 52:7). Habakkuk 3:19, "the Lord will make my feet like hinds' feet," has in view Jacob's prophecy as to Naphtali. Temporally Naphtali disports gracefully and joyously in its fertile allotment, as a hind at large exulting amidst grass; it shall be famous too for eloquence. The "bind" symbolizes a swift warrior (2 Samuel 2:18; 1 Chronicles 12:8).
Barak with 10,000 men of Naphtali, at Deborah's call, fought and delivered Israel from Jabin of Canaan. His war-like energy and his and Deborah's joint song are specimens of the prowess and the eloquence of Naphtali (Judges 4-5); Naphtali and Zebulun "jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field" (Judges 5:18). So they helped Gideon against Midian (Judges 6:35; Judges 7:23). Moses' blessing on Naphtali is (Deuteronomy 33:23), "Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full with the blessing of Jehovah, possess thou the "sect" (yam ) and the sunny district" (not as KJV "the W. and the S.," for its lot was N. but its climate in parts was like that of the S.), namely, the whole W. coast of the sea of Galilee, "an earthly paradise" (Josephus, B.J. 3:3, section 2), and lake Merom (Huleh). The district is still called Belad Besharah, "land of good tidings." The climate of the lower levels is hot and suited for tropical plants, so that fruits ripen earlier than elsewhere (Joshua 19:32, etc.).
"The soil is rich, full of trees of all sorts, so fertile as to invite the most slothful to cultivate it" (Josephus); but now the population of this once thickly peopled, flourishing region, is as scanty as its natural vegetation is luxuriant. Its forests and ever varying scenery are among the finest in Palestine (Van de Velde, 1:170, 293; 2:407). Naphtali failed to drive out the Canaanites (Judges 1:33). Pagan neighbours soon made it and northern Israel "Galilee of the Gentiles." Tiglath Pileser swept away its people to Assyria; Benhadad of Syria had previously smitten all Naphtali (1 Kings 15:20; 2 Kings 15:29). But where the darkness was greatest and the captivity first came, there gospel light first shone, as foretold of Zebulun and Naphtali (Isaiah 9:1-2; Matthew 4:16). Naphtali shall have its 12,000 elect ones sealed (Revelation 7:6), and its allotment in restored Israel (Ezekiel 48:3-4; Ezekiel 48:34).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Naphtali
My wrestling, the fifth son of Jacob. His mother was Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid (Genesis 30:8 ). When Jacob went down into Egypt, Naphtali had four sons (Genesis 46:24 ). Little is known of him as an individual.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Naphtali, Tribe of
On this tribe Jacob pronounced the patriarchal blessing, "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words" (Genesis 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 males (Numbers 1:43 ), but at the close of the wanderings they numbered only 45,400 (26:48-50). Along with Dan and Asher they formed "the camp of Dan," under a common standard (2:25-31), occupying a place during the march on the north side of the tabernacle.
The possession assigned to this tribe is set forth in Joshua 19:32-39 . It lay in the north-eastern corner of the land, bounded on the east by the Jordan and the lakes of Merom and Galilee, and on the north it extended far into Coele-Syria, the valley between the two Lebanon ranges. It comprehended a greater variety of rich and beautiful scenery and of soil and climate than fell to the lot of any other tribe. The territory of Naphtali extended to about 800 square miles, being the double of that of Issachar. The region around Kedesh, one of its towns, was originally called Galil, a name afterwards given to the whole northern division of Canaan. A large number of foreigners settled here among the mountains, and hence it was called "Galilee of the Gentiles" (q.v.), Matthew 4:15,16 . The southern portion of Naphtali has been called the "Garden of Palestine." It was of unrivalled fertility. It was the principal scene of our Lord's public ministry. Here most of his parables were spoken and his miracles wrought.
This tribe was the first to suffer from the invasion of Benhadad, king of Syria, in the reigns of Baasha, king of Israel, and Asa, king of Judah (1 Kings 15:20 ; 2 Chronicles 16:4 ). In the reign of Pekah, king of Israel, the Assyrians under Tiglath-pileser swept over the whole north of Israel, and carried the people into captivity (2 Kings 15:29 ). Thus the kingdom of Israel came to an end (B.C. 722).
Naphtali is now almost wholly a desert, the towns of Tiberias, on the shore of the Lake of Galilee, and Safed being the only places in it of any importance.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Naphtali, Mount
The mountainous district of Naphtali (Joshua 20:7 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Naphtali
NAPHTALI. The second son of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid, and the sixth son of Jacob ( Genesis 30:7 f. [1] ]). The tradition connects the story in a vague way with the word ‘twist, wrestle’: Naphtûtç ’elôhîm niphtalti Wrestlings of God (or mighty wrestlings) ‘I have wrestled with my sister and I have prevailed,’ Rachel exclaimed when Naphtali was born, ‘and she called his name Naphtali.’
The information which we have of Naphtali is very meagre. P [2] ascribes to him four sons when Jacob and his family entered Egypt (Genesis 46:24 ). These four have developed into ‘families’ at the time of the Exodus, and their numher is given as 53,400 in the Sinai census ( Numbers 1:42 ). At Moab, however, they had decreased to 45,000 (26:48). None of these clan-names given here, except Guni, appears again outside of the genealogy repeated in 1 Chronicles 7:13 . In the march through the desert Naphtali formed with Dan and Asher the ‘Camp of Dan,’ which constituted a total of 157,000 men of war.
While the genealogical lists cannot he relied on, there is no apparent reason for linking together Dan and Naphtali. But that they are both traced to Bilhah indicates that they were tribes of minor importance, inferior in strength, and of less consequence in the national development at the time when these relationships were created, than the tribes which sprang from Rachel.
Naphtali was the sixth in order to receive its lot (Joshua 19:32-39 ). It is somewhat more definitely defined than the others, though few of the places mentioned can be identified. No fewer than nineteen cities are said to lie within its territory, the most of which are not found again in the OT, doubtless because the history of Israel was wrought out mainly in the regions to the south. The territory reached on the north almost to the Lebanon. Southward it extended along the Jordan until it reached the point below the Sea of Galilee where the Wady el-Bireh joins the Jordan. The greater part lay to the north-west of the Sea, and in this direction (N. and W.) its boundaries appear to have been shifting. ‘Ancient and modern writers’ (writes Driver, Deut . 413) ‘vie with one another in praising the soil and climate of the territory owned by Naphtali: it was abundantly irrigated; and its productions rich and varied. Lower Galilee was, however, yet more fertile and beautiful than Upper Galilee. The vegetation in the neighbourhood of the lake is semi-tropical.’ Modern writers join with Josephus in praising it, and Neubauer ( Géog. du Talm . p. 180) quotes a saying from the Talmud: ‘It is easier to raise a legion of olives in Galilee than to bring up a child in Palestine.’ No wonder that Naphtali was ‘like a hind let loose’ ( Genesis 49:21 , if this be the correct translation; see the Comm.). Besides these advantages, it was fortunate in location in times of peace. Roads ran in every direction, connecting it with the outer world.
The heroism and warlike daring of the tribe is sung in Judges 5:1-31 . In that decisive struggle with the Canaanitcs the tribe wrote its name high on the roll of Israelitish fame. But this was in the days of its pristine vigour. At a later period it performed nothing worthy of record. The Blessings of Jacob ( Genesis 49:21 ) and of Moses ( Deuteronomy 33:23 , ‘Satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of Jahweh’) dwell only upon its productivity. The captain to whom the honour of leading the Israelites to victory over the hosts of Sisera is ascribed in the prose narrative, Judges 4:1-24 , was Barak of Kedesn-naphtali. This is probable in view of the readiness with which Naphtali and Zehulun its neighbour responded to his call, though Judges 5:15 points rather to a connexion with Issachar. According to 1 Kings 7:14 , Hiram, the worker in metals, etc., whom Solomon brought from Tyre to work on the house of Jahweh, was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali [3]. Few names of prominence, however, from members of this tribe appear in connexion with the national life.
According to the Chronicler (1 Chronicles 12:34 ) 37,000 warriors with 1000 captains went to the support of David at Hebron. Under the Syrian king Bir-idri (Benhadad), ‘all the land of Naphtali,’ together with certain cities of Israel, were smitten with the sword ( 1 Kings 15:20 ). When the Syrian kingdom fell before the Assyrian armies, northern Israel was exposed, as never before, to the relentless legions of the East; and ‘in the days of Pekah, king of Israel, came Tiglath-pileser [4], king of Assyria, and took l jon, and Abel-beth-maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali, and he carried them captive to Assyria’ ( 2 Kings 15:29 ). See also Tribes.
James A. Craig.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Naphtali
Naphtali was the younger of two sons whom Rachel’s maid Bilhah bore to Jacob (Genesis 30:7-8). The tribe descended from him settled in the north of Canaan, and together with the neighbouring tribe of Zebulun occupied much of the region later known as Galilee. This was the region to the north and west of the Sea of Chinnereth (Lake Galilee) where Jesus grew up and where he spent most of the time recorded of him in the New Testament. The country was mainly hilly, with good pastures and fertile soil (Genesis 49:21; Deuteronomy 33:23; Joshua 19:32-39; Joshua 20:7; Isaiah 9:1; Matthew 4:12-16). (For other features of the region see BETHSAIDA; CAPERNAUM; CHINNERETH; GALILEE; HAZOR.)
Naphtali
(kee' dehssh in naf' tuh) See Kedesh 2.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Kedesh-Naphtali
(kee' dehssh-naf' tuh li) See Kedesh 2.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Naphtali
(naf' tuh li) Personal name meaning, “wrestler .” Sixth son of Jacob and second son by his concubine Bilhah (Genesis 30:6-8 ). In blessing him, Jacob likened Naphtali to a hind let loose (Genesis 49:21 ), probably a reference to unbridled energy. The tribe which bears his name inhabited a territory north of the Sea of Galilee that extend along the northwest side of Jordan beyond Lake Huleh (Joshua 19:32-39 ).
Naphtali is praised in the Song of Deborah for placing itself in jeopardy on behalf of Israel (Judges 5:18 ). The tribe joined with Asher and Manasseh to help drive the Midianites out of the land (Judges 7:23 ). During Solomon's reign the territory was designated a separate economic district (1Kings 4:7,1 Kings 4:15 ) and produced Hiram, the king's chief brass worker (1 Kings 7:13-14 ). The Syrians invaded Naphtali during Baasha's reign and inflicted heavy losses (1 Kings 15:20 ). The territory finally succumbed to Tiglath-pileser III in 734 B.C. (2 Kings 15:29 ). See Tribes.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Kedesh-Naphtali
KEDESH-NAPHTALI ( Judges 4:6 ; called also ‘ Kedesh ’ Joshua 12:22 ; Joshua 19:37 , Judges 4:9-11 , 2 Kings 15:29 ; and ‘ Kedesh in Galilee ’ in Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 , 1 Chronicles 6:76 ). Evidently, from the name meaning ‘holy,’ a sacred site from ancient times; a city of refuge ( Joshua 20:7 ) and a Levitical city ( Joshua 21:32 ). It was the home of Barak ( Judges 4:6 ). It was captured by Tiglath-pileser ( 2 Kings 15:29 ) in the reign of Pekah.
The site is the village of Kedes , one of the most picturesque spots in Galilee; to the E. of the village the ground is strewn with ancient remains. There are several fine sarcophagi and the ruins of a large building, possibly once a Roman temple.
E. W. G. Masterman.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Naphtali
(a) Son of Jacob and Bilhah, sixth of the Twelve Tribes. According to the Midrash, he was phenomenally fleet-footed. (b) A common Jewish name.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Kedesh Naphtali
So called from being given to that tribe. (Joshua 19:37)
See Kadesh-Barnea.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Naphtali
Fifth son of Jacob, and second of Bilhah. The name also often includes his descendants, and the territory which they possessed. Naphtali and his four sons entered Egypt with Jacob, and nothing further is recorded of him personally. At the two numberings of the tribes Naphtali amounted to 53,400 and 45,400. When Jacob prophetically announced to the tribes that which should befall them in the last days, he said, "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words," Genesis 49:21 ; it is the remnant of Israel as the vessel of testimony. Moses said, "O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord: possess thou the west and the south." Deuteronomy 33:23 . It is the full blessing of the remnant as Jehovah's people.
Their possession, which was mountainous and fertile, was in the north with the upper Jordan on the east and Asher in the west. Ijon, which was farther north than Dan, was in their land. Joshua 19:32-39 . When Baasha, king of Israel, attacked Judah, Asa sent gold and silver to Ben-hadad, king of Syria, for help. He responded at once, and his army smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-maim, and all the store cities of Naphtali. 2 Chronicles 16:4 . This tribe was the first of those on the west of the Jordan to be carried away captive by Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria. 2 Kings 15:29 .
In Isaiah 9:1,2 it is prophesied that Naphtali with Zebulun should see a great light: this was fulfilled when the Lord traversed that district, taught in the synagogues, and healed diseases there. Matthew 4:13,15 , (where the name is NEPHTHALIM and in Revelation 7:6 NEPTHALIM). The prophecy seems to say that Zebulun and Nephthalim were beyond the Jordan; but some judge that three districts are alluded to; Zebulun and Nephthalim; the way of the sea beyond the Jordan; and Galilee of the Gentiles. But others judge that only the district on the west of the Jordan is alluded to. The Hebrew word in Isaiah 9:1 , translated 'beyond' is eber, and is sometimes translated 'on this side,' as in Joshua 1:14,15 . When the Lord Jesus was on earth, the great light was shed on both sides of the Jordan, though the west was more especially the scene of His ministry. Matthew's Gospel does not speak of His ministry at Jerusalem until He went there to suffer.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Naphtali, Mount
Not a mountain, but the mountainous part of the inheritance of Naphtali. Joshua 20:7 .
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Naphtali
Son of Jacob by Bilhah. (Genesis 30:8) The name signifies struggling. The margin of our Bible saith, that Rachel called him thus, "my wrestlings." The patriarch when dying gave a particular blessing to Naphtali, and said "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words." (Genesis 49:21) This prophetical blessing of Jacob hath not been regarded in terms equal to its importance, according to my apprehension; and yet the Holy Ghost seems to have called up the attention of the church to it, upon various occasions, in his holy word. I would ask, are not many of the dying patriarch's benedictions to his children considered more with reference to Christ, than to the twelve patriarchs? Do we not consider the blessing of Judah, as one whom his brethren shall praise, and as one from whom the sceptre shall not depart, as having respect principally, if not altogether, to the person of Christ? And are not the several blessings prophesied of Joseph, on the dying bed of his father, spoken directly with an eye to Joseph's Lord? And if so, why may we not with equal safety, in the blessing of Naphtali discover Christ also? Is Naphtali an hind let loose? And can we overlook that hind of the morning, even Jesus, whom the hunters pursued, and the dogs of Bashan compassed around? (See Psalms 22:1-31 in the title of it, and throughout the Psalm.) And when we read what the church saith of her Lord, as a roe or a hind upon the mountains of spices, and thus frequently through the book of the Songs, surely it can be no difficult matter to behold Jesus in the type, and regard him who giveth goodly words.
I am the more inclined to those discoveries of Jesus, in the view of Naphtali, because in my apprehension of the subject, Moses, the man of God, in his dying benediction concerning Naphtali, confirmed what Jacob in his dying moments had before said concerning him. (See Deuteronomy 33:23) "O Naphtali!" (said Moses) "satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord, possess thou the west and the south." And to whom are we to look for any, or for all the tribes of Israel in the possession of the divine favour, and so satisfied with it? Of whom, among the sons of Jacob, can it be said with truth, "that they are full of the blessing of the Lord," unless we first behold him in whom it hath "pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell," and from him, and in him, and by him, all the seed of Israel "are justified and shall glory?" Surely it is blessed first to eye Christ as possessing and being the cause of the true Naphtali's portion, and then, by virtue of an union with him, and interest in him, to behold those blessings flowing in upon his inheritance. It is Jesus alone who hath satisfied for sin, and with whom alone JEHOVAH is satisfied; and therefore Jesus, as the Head of his body the church, is satisfied with favour, and full of the blessings of the Lord. Both the west and the south are his for a possession; yea, his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of earth, men shall be blessed in him, and all nations shall call him blessed. (Psalms 72:1-20) throughout.
See Hind.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Naphtali
the sixth son of Jacob by Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid. The word Naphtali signifies wrestling, or struggling. When Rachel gave him this name, she said, "With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed," Genesis 30:8 . Naphtali had but four sons, and yet at the coming out of Egypt his tribe made up fifty-three thousand four hundred men, able to bear arms. Moses, in the blessing he gave to the same tribe, says, "O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord, possess thou the west and the south," Deuteronomy 33:23 . The Vulgate reads it, "the sea and the south," and the Hebrew will admit of either interpretation, that is, the sea of Gennesareth, which was to the south by the inheritance of this tribe. His soil was very fruitful in corn and oil. His limits were extended into upper and lower Galilee, having Jordan to the east, the tribes of Asher and Zebulun to the west, Libanus to the north, and the tribe of Issachar to the south. Under Barak, their general, they and the Zebulunites fought with distinguished bravery against the army of Jabin the younger; and at the desire of Gideon they pursued the Midianites, Judges 4:10 ; Judges 5:18 ; Judges 7:23 . A thousand of their captains, with thirty-seven thousand of their troops, assisted at David's coronation, and brought great quantities of provision with them, 1 Chronicles 12:34 ; 1 Chronicles 12:40 . We find no person of distinguished note among them, save Barak, and Hiram the artificer. Instigated by Asa, Benhadad the elder, king of Syria, terribly ravaged the land of Naphtali; and what it suffered in after invasions by the Syrians we are partly told, 1 Kings 15:20 . The Naphtalites were, many, if not most of them, carried captive by Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, 2 Kings 15:29 . Josiah purged their country from idols. Our Saviour and his disciples, during his public ministry, resided much and preached frequently in the land of Naphtali, Isaiah 9:1 ; Matthew 4:13 ; Matthew 4:15 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Naphtali
See Tribes.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Naphtali
The sixth son of Jacob, by Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, Genesis 30:8 . We know but few particulars of the lie of Naphtali. His sons were four, Genesis 46:24 . The patriarch Jacob, when he gave his blessing, said, as it is in the English Bible, "Naphtali is a hind let loose; he giveth goodly words," Genesis 49:21 . For an illustration of this passage, see HIND .
The tribe of Naphtali, called Nephtalim in Matthew 4:15 , were located in a rich and fertile portion of northern Palestine; having Asher on the west, the upper Jordan and part of the sea of Tiberias on the east; and running north into the Lebanon range, some lower offshoots of which prolonged to the south formed the "mountains of Naphtali," Joshua 19:32-39 20:7 . They attended in force at the coronation of David, 1 Chronicles 12:34 ; and are mentioned with honor in the wars of the Judges, Judges 1:33 5:18 6:35 7:23 ; as much reduced by the Syrians, 1 Kings 15:20 ; and as among the first captives to Assyria, 2 Kings 15:29 Isaiah 9:1 . Our Savior spent much time in the southern part of this region, Matthew 4:13-15 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Naphtali
See Tribes.

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Huk'Kok - (incised ), a place on the boundary of Naphtali. ( Joshua 19:34 ) It has been recovered in Yakuk , a village in the mountains of Naphtali west of the upper end of the Sea of Galilee
Jahzeel - ” Son of Naphtali, grandson of Jacob, and clan leader in tribe of Naphtali (Genesis 46:24 ; Numbers 26:48 )
Nephthalim - See Naphtali
Nephthalim - Same as Naphtali
Naphtali - 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. of Naphtali; trans-jordanic Manasseh on the E. Thus, Naphtali had the well watered district about Banias and the springs of the Jordan. Jacob in his dying prophecy says, "Naphtali is a hind let loose, he giveth goodly words. " The targums of Pseudo-Jonathan and Jerusalem say Naphtali first told Jacob Joseph was alive. "Naphtali (say the targums) is a swift messenger, like a hind that runneth on the mountains, bringing good tidings. " Joshua (Joshua 20:7) calls it "Mount Naphtali" from the mountainous parts of its possessions. Habakkuk 3:19, "the Lord will make my feet like hinds' feet," has in view Jacob's prophecy as to Naphtali. Temporally Naphtali disports gracefully and joyously in its fertile allotment, as a hind at large exulting amidst grass; it shall be famous too for eloquence. ...
Barak with 10,000 men of Naphtali, at Deborah's call, fought and delivered Israel from Jabin of Canaan. His war-like energy and his and Deborah's joint song are specimens of the prowess and the eloquence of Naphtali (Judges 4-5); Naphtali and Zebulun "jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field" (Judges 5:18). Moses' blessing on Naphtali is (Deuteronomy 33:23), "Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full with the blessing of Jehovah, possess thou the "sect" (yam ) and the sunny district" (not as KJV "the W. Naphtali failed to drive out the Canaanites (Judges 1:33). " Tiglath Pileser swept away its people to Assyria; Benhadad of Syria had previously smitten all Naphtali (1 Kings 15:20; 2 Kings 15:29). But where the darkness was greatest and the captivity first came, there gospel light first shone, as foretold of Zebulun and Naphtali (Isaiah 9:1-2; Matthew 4:16). Naphtali shall have its 12,000 elect ones sealed (Revelation 7:6), and its allotment in restored Israel (Ezekiel 48:3-4; Ezekiel 48:34)
en-Hazor - ” A fortified city in the tribal territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:37 ). Others would locate it southwest of Kedesh on the border joining Naphtali and Asher
Iron (1) - City of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38)
Nahbi - The spy, of Naphtali (Numbers 13:14)
Naphtali, Mount - The mountainous district of Naphtali (Joshua 20:7 )
Rakkath - A fortified town of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35)
Cinnereth - A harp, one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ; Compare Deuteronomy 3:17 ). The phrase "all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali" in 1 Kings 15:20 is parallel to "the store-houses of the cities of Naphtali" (RSV marg
Enan - Father of Ahira, prince of Naphtali (Numbers 1:15)
Lakkum - An unknown town of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:38 )
Zer - Fortified city in Naphtali
Lakum - Border city of Naphtali
Heleph - ” Border city of the tribal allotment of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33 ). Others think Heleph represents the southern border of Naphtali
Vophsi - Father of Nahbi, the spy from Naphtali (Numbers 13:14)
Rakkath - A city of Naphtali
gu'Nites, the, - the descendants of Guni, son of Naphtali
Horem - Consecrated, one of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 )
Jahzeelite - (jah' zih ehl ite) Clan in tribe of Naphtali
Pedahel - Son of Ammihud, and a prince of Naphtali
Nahbi - Son of Vophsi, of the tribe of Naphtali
Vophsi - Father of Nahbi, of the tribe of Naphtali
Heleph - Exchange, a city on the north border of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33 )
Horem - A fortified place of Naphtali
Adami - A place on the border of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33); afterward Damin
Naphtali - Naphtali (năph'ta-lî), my wrestling. Jacob said, "Naphtali is a hind let loose, he giveth goodly words," graceful and eloquent. ...
Territory of Naphtali, peopled by his descendants, called Nephthalim, Matthew 4:15, A. It lay in a rich and fertile portion of Northern Palestine, partly along the Lebanon range, called "the mount of Naphtali" Joshua 19:32-39; Joshua 20:7, R. , "Hill country of Naphtali
Ijon - ) A store city of Naphtali in N. of Dan, at the foot of the hills of Naphtali, Merj Ayun, is probably the site
Ham'Math - (warm springs ), one of the fortified cities in the territory allotted to Naphtali. In the list of Levitical cities given out of Naphtali, (Joshua 21:32 ) the name of this place seems to be given as HAMMOTH-DOR
ad'Ami - (my man, earth ), a place on the border of Naphtali
i'Ron - (pious ), one of the cities of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:38 ) hitherto totally unknown
i'Ron - (pious ), one of the cities of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:38 ) hitherto totally unknown
Zid'Dim - (the declivities ), a fortified town in the allotment of Naphtali, ( Joshua 10:35 )
la'Kum - (fortification ), properly formed the landmarks of the boundary of Naphtali
Jahzeel - Allotted by God, the first of the sons of Naphtali (Genesis 46:24 )
Pedahel - Redeemed of God, the son of Ammihud, a prince of Naphtali (Numbers 34:28 )
Aznoth-Tabor - ) Marking the boundary of Naphtali (Joshua 19:24)
Adamah - A fenced city of Naphtali, N
Nekeb - A city of Naphtali
Hammoth-Dor - Warm springs, a Levitical city of Naphtali (Joshua 21:32 ); probably Hammath in 19:35
en-Hazor - ) A fenced city in the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:37)
Naphtali, Mount - Not a mountain, but the mountainous part of the inheritance of Naphtali
Neph'Thalim - A form of the name Naphtali
Naph'Tali - His birth and the bestowal of his name are recorded in ( Genesis 30:8 ) When the census was taken at Mount Sinai the tribe of Naphtali numbered no less than 53,400 fighting men, (Numbers 1:43 ; 2:50 ) but when the borders of the promised land were reached, its numbers were reduced to, 45,400. (Numbers 26:48-50 ) During the march through the wilderness Naphtali occupied a position on the north of the sacred tent with Dan and Asher. (Numbers 2:25-31 ) In the apportionment of the land, the lot of Naphtali was enclosed on three sides by those of other tribes. (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
Migdalel - Fortified city in Naphtali
Beth-Anath - A town of Naphtali, now the village ‘Ainatha , in the mountains of Upper Galilee
Aznothtabor, - ' Landmark on the border of Naphtali
Jahzeel, Jahziel, Jahzeelites - Son of Naphtali, and his descendants
Ziddim - Fortified city in Naphtali
he'Leph - (exchange ), the place from which the boundary of the tribe of Naphtali started
ad'Amah - (red earth ), one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali, named between Chinnereth and Ramah
Bethanath - A fenced city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38), whence the Canaanites were not expelled (Judges 1:33)
Janoah - A place in northern Galilee, the land of Naphtali, taken by Tiglath Pileser (2 Kings 15:29)
Kartan - A city of Naphtali ( Joshua 21:32 )
Migdal-el - A town of Naphtali’ ( Joshua 19:33 ) between Iron and Horem
Heleph - Border town of Naphtali
Ped'Ahel - (whom God redeems ), the son of Ammihud, and prince of the tribe of Naphtali
Jezer, Jezerites - Third son of Naphtali, and his descendants
Hukkok - City in the boundary of Naphtali
Horem - Fenced city in Naphtali
Nekeb - Boundary city of Naphtali
Shil'Lem - (requital ), son of Naphtali and an ancestor of the family of the Shillemites
Hukkok - Decreed, a town near Zebulun, not far from Jordan, on the border of Naphtali (Joshua 19:34 )
Horem - A city of Naphtali in the mountains ( Joshua 19:38 ); prob. the modern Hûrah west of Kedeshnaphtali
Enhazor - Fenced city of the tribe of Naphtali
Migdal-el - Tower of God, a fortified city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 ), supposed by some to be identical with Magdala (q
Kartan - A city of Naphtali, assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21:32); in 1 Chronicles 6:76 expanded into Kirjathaim
Ahi'ra - unlucky ), Chief of the tribe of Naphtali
Aznoth-Tabor - corner of the portion of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:34 )
Hammon - A Levite city of Naphtali (1 Chronicles 6:76)
Nephthalim - (nehf' thuh lihm) Greek form of Naphtali used by the KJV (Matthew 4:13 ,Matthew 4:13,4:15 ; Revelation 7:6 )
Zaanannim - Joshua 19:33 , a town in the north of Naphtali, near Kedesh and the foot of Anti-Lebanon, Judges 4:11
Kedesh - Kedesh Naphtali, or Kedesh in Galilee (Joshua 19:37), a Levitical city of refuge assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 20:7). Barak's birthplace (Judges 4:6; Judges 4:9-10), where he and Deborah assembled Zebulun and Naphtali as being a "holy" place, which Kedesh means. Kedesh Naphtali is now Kades at the western edge of Huleh, the marshy basin through which Jordan passes into the sea of Merom, from which Kedesh lies N. 25) conjectures that the Kedesh to which Barak called Israel together is distinct from Kadesh (or Kedesh) Naphtali, Barak's native place. ...
For Kadesh Naphtali is 30 miles from Tabor, the scene of the battle, and separated by some of the most difficult country in Palestine
Rakkath - Shore-town, a "fenced city" of the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 )
Janoah - City of Naphtali
Enan - Father of Ahira, a prince of the tribe of Naphtali
Ahira - Son of Enan and captain of the tribe of Naphtali
Ahira - Brother of evil = unlucky, or my brother is friend, chief of the tribe of Naphtali at the Exodus (Numbers 1:15 ; 2:29 )
Adamah - Red earth, a fortified city of Naphtali, probably the modern Damieh, on the west side of the sea of Tiberias (Joshua 19:33,36 )
Kartan - City in Naphtali, given to the Levites
je'Zer - (power ), the third son of Naphtali, ( Genesis 46:24 ; Numbers 26:49 ; 1 Chronicles 7:13 ) and father of the family of Jezerites
Naphtali - We know but few particulars of the lie of Naphtali. The patriarch Jacob, when he gave his blessing, said, as it is in the English Bible, "Naphtali is a hind let loose; he giveth goodly words," Matthew 4:13-15 . ...
The tribe of Naphtali, called Nephtalim in Matthew 4:15 , were located in a rich and fertile portion of northern Palestine; having Asher on the west, the upper Jordan and part of the sea of Tiberias on the east; and running north into the Lebanon range, some lower offshoots of which prolonged to the south formed the "mountains of Naphtali," Joshua 19:32-39 20:7
Heleph - A town on the border of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:33 )
Ahira - Prince captain of Naphtali the year after the Exodus: Numbers 1:15; Numbers 2:29; Numbers 7:78; Numbers 7:83; Numbers 10:27
Tishbite - From Tishbe in the tribe of Naphtali, where Elijah was born, 1 Kings 17:1
Iron - A city of Naphtali, in the mountains, Joshua 19:38
Ziddim - Sides, a town of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ), has been identified with Kefr-Hattin, the "village of the Hittites," about 5 miles west of Tiberias
Enan - ” Father of Ahira, the leader of the tribe of Naphtali under Moses (Numbers 1:15 )
Rakkath - Fortified city of Naphtali
en-ha'Zor - (fount of Hazor ), one of the fenced cities in the inheritance of Naphtali, distinct from Hazor
Zer - (flint ), a fortified town in the allotment of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:35 ) only, probably in the neighborhood of the southwest side of the Lake of Gennesareth
Jah'ze-el - (whom God allots ), the first of the four sons of Naphtali, ( Genesis 46:24 ) founder of the family of the Jahzeelites
Beth-Anath - House of response, one of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 )
Hammon - ...
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A Levitical city of Naphtali (1 Chronicles 6:76 )
Ijon - Town in Naphtali
Zer - A fortified town of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35)
Kedesh - City in Naphtali, allotted to the Levites, and a city of refuge. Called KEDESH-NAPHTALI in Judges 4:6 . It has been supposed that Barak assembled his army, not at Kedesh in Naphtali, but somewhere nearer to Mount Tabor and to the river Kishon, where Sisera had his troops
Vophsi - Father of Nahbi of the tribe of Naphtali (Numbers 13:14 )
Naphtali - Naphtali. The tradition connects the story in a vague way with the word ‘twist, wrestle’: Naphtûtç ’elôhîm niphtalti Wrestlings of God (or mighty wrestlings) ‘I have wrestled with my sister and I have prevailed,’ Rachel exclaimed when Naphtali was born, ‘and she called his name Naphtali. ’...
The information which we have of Naphtali is very meagre. In the march through the desert Naphtali formed with Dan and Asher the ‘Camp of Dan,’ which constituted a total of 157,000 men of war. ...
While the genealogical lists cannot he relied on, there is no apparent reason for linking together Dan and Naphtali. ...
Naphtali was the sixth in order to receive its lot (Joshua 19:32-39 ). 413) ‘vie with one another in praising the soil and climate of the territory owned by Naphtali: it was abundantly irrigated; and its productions rich and varied. ’ No wonder that Naphtali was ‘like a hind let loose’ ( Genesis 49:21 , if this be the correct translation; see the Comm. The captain to whom the honour of leading the Israelites to victory over the hosts of Sisera is ascribed in the prose narrative, Judges 4:1-24 , was Barak of Kedesn-naphtali. This is probable in view of the readiness with which Naphtali and Zehulun its neighbour responded to his call, though Judges 5:15 points rather to a connexion with Issachar. , whom Solomon brought from Tyre to work on the house of Jahweh, was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali [4], king of Assyria, and took l jon, and Abel-beth-maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali, and he carried them captive to Assyria’ ( 2 Kings 15:29 )
Migdal-el - ” Fortified town in Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 )
Hukkok - On the boundary of Naphtali (Joshua 19:34)
en-Hazor - A town of Naphtali, perhaps the mod
Adami - Place on the borders of Naphtali
Chin'Nereth - (circuit ), accurately Cinnareth, a fortified city in the tribe of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:35 ) only, of which no trace is found in later writers, and no remains by travellers
ho'Rem - (sacred ), one of the fortified places in the territory of Naphtali; named with Iron and Migdalel
Horem - ” City in tribal allotment of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 )
Migdal el - ) A fortified town of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38)
Shillem - ” Son of Naphtali and original ancestor of clan in that tribe (Genesis 46:24 )
Aznoth-Tabor - ” A border town of the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:34 )
Bethanath - City of Naphtali, the inhabitants of which were not driven out, but were made tributary
e'Nan - Ahira ben-Enan was "prince" of the tribe of Naphtali at the time of the numbering of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai
Beth'-Anath - (house of echo or reply ), one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali, named with Beth-shemesh, ( Joshua 19:38 ) from neither of them were the Canaanites expelled
az'Noth-ta'Bor - possibly the summits) of Tabor), one of the landmarks of the boundary of Naphtali
Hind - In Genesis 49:21 , Naphtali is compared to a hind roaming at liberty, or quickly growing up into elegance; while the "goodly words" of Naphtali refer to the future orators, prophets, and poets of the tribe
gu'ni -
A son of Naphtali, (Genesis 46:24 ; 1 Chronicles 7:13 ) the founder of the family of the Gunites
Rak'Kath - (shore ), a fortified city in the tribe of Naphtali
Mig'Dal-el - (tower of God ), one of the fortified towns of the possession of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:38 ) only, possibly deriving its name from some ancient tower --the "tower of El," or God
Naph'Tali, Mount, - the mountainous district which formed the main part of the inheritance of Naphtali, (Joshua 20:7 ) answering to "Mount Ephraim" in the centre and "Mount Judah" in the south of Palestine
Zer - A ‘fenced’ city of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:35 )
Ahira - Prince of Naphtali, named at the census and on certain other occasions ( Numbers 1:15 ; Numbers 2:29 ; Numbers 7:78 ; Numbers 7:83 ; Numbers 10:27 (P Guni - Son of Naphtali, whose descendants were called GUNITES
Naphtali - In blessing him, Jacob likened Naphtali to a hind let loose (Genesis 49:21 ), probably a reference to unbridled energy. ...
Naphtali is praised in the Song of Deborah for placing itself in jeopardy on behalf of Israel (Judges 5:18 ). The Syrians invaded Naphtali during Baasha's reign and inflicted heavy losses (1 Kings 15:20 )
Adami-Nekeb - ‘The pass Adami’ ( Joshua 19:33 ), on the border of Naphtali
Ziddim - A fortified town of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35)
Bil'Hah - (timid, bashful ), handmaid of Rachel, ( Genesis 29:29 ) and concubine of Jacob, to whom she bore Dan and Naphtali
Nekeb - Cavern, a town on the boundary of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33 )
Adamah - One of the fenced cities in the lot of Naphtali
ne'Keb - (cavern ), one of the towns on the boundary of Naphtali
Lakum - ” Border town in tribal allotment of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33 )
Bilhah - Bilhah was the mother of Dan and Naphtali, Genesis 30:1 - 8
Hukkok - A place near Tabor on the west of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:34 )
Adamah - A fortified city of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:36 ); identified by Conder with ’Admah on the plateau north of Bethshean; placed by the Palestine explorers at ed-Damieh , 5 miles S
Naphtali - When Jacob went down into Egypt, Naphtali had four sons (Genesis 46:24 )
Jano'ah - (rest ), a place apparently in the north of Galilee, or the "land of Naphtali," --one of those taken by Tiglath-pileser in his first incursion into Palestine
Guni - Son of Naphtali and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:24 ), thus head of the Gunite clan (Numbers 26:48 )
Ziddim - ” Fortified town in Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ), perhaps identifical with Hattin el-Qadim about eight miles west northwest of Tiberias
Pedahel - ” Leader of the tribe of Naphtali whom Moses appointed to assist Joshua and Eliezer in the distribution of land to the tribes living west of the Jordan (Numbers 34:28 )
Kar'Tan - (double city ), a city of Naphtali, allotted to the Gershonite Levites
ke'Desh - ...
Kedesh; also Kedesh in Galilee; and once, (Judges 4:6 ) Kedesh-naphtali, one of the fortified cities of the tribe of Naphtali, named between Hazor and Edrei, (Joshua 19:37 ) appointed as a city of refuge, and allotted with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites. (Joshua 20:7 ; 21:32 ; 1 Chronicles 6:76 ) It was the residence of Barak, (Judges 4:6 ) and there he and Deborah assembled the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali before the conflict, being probably, as its name implies, a "holy place" of great antiquity
Naphtali - Naphtali and his four sons entered Egypt with Jacob, and nothing further is recorded of him personally. At the two numberings of the tribes Naphtali amounted to 53,400 and 45,400. When Jacob prophetically announced to the tribes that which should befall them in the last days, he said, "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words," Genesis 49:21 ; it is the remnant of Israel as the vessel of testimony. Moses said, "O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord: possess thou the west and the south. He responded at once, and his army smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-maim, and all the store cities of Naphtali. ...
In Isaiah 9:1,2 it is prophesied that Naphtali with Zebulun should see a great light: this was fulfilled when the Lord traversed that district, taught in the synagogues, and healed diseases there
Zaanaim - It is only known as being somewhere near Kadesh in Naphtali
Chinnereth - A fenced city of Naphtali, on the lake, or sea, of the same name; afterward called Gennesar, or Gennesaret, and about three miles northwest of Tiberias, according to Fuerst
Ijon - A ruin, a city of Naphtali, captured by Ben-hadad of Syria at the instance of Asa (1 Kings 15:20 ), and afterwards by Tiglath-pileser of Assyria (2 Kings 15:29 ) in the reign of Pekah; now el-Khiam
Naphtali - The word Naphtali signifies wrestling, or struggling. Naphtali had but four sons, and yet at the coming out of Egypt his tribe made up fifty-three thousand four hundred men, able to bear arms. Moses, in the blessing he gave to the same tribe, says, "O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord, possess thou the west and the south," Deuteronomy 33:23 . Instigated by Asa, Benhadad the elder, king of Syria, terribly ravaged the land of Naphtali; and what it suffered in after invasions by the Syrians we are partly told, 1 Kings 15:20 . The Naphtalites were, many, if not most of them, carried captive by Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, 2 Kings 15:29 . Our Saviour and his disciples, during his public ministry, resided much and preached frequently in the land of Naphtali, Isaiah 9:1 ; Matthew 4:13 ; Matthew 4:15
Kartan - ” A Levitical city in the tribal territory of Naphtali (Joshua 21:32 )
Ahira - ” Leader of tribe of Naphtali under Moses (Numbers 1:15 ), who presented the tribe's offerings at the dedication of the altar (Numbers 7:78-83 ) and led them in the wilderness marches
Hammath - One of the fenced cities of Naphtali
Bilhah - Mother of Dan and Naphtali
Lakum - ) On Naphtali's boundary, between Jabneel and Jordan (Joshua 19:33). Wilton "the circuit"), may imply, Naphtali possessed the entire basin, shut in by mountains, which contained the upper Jordan and lakes Merom and Tiberius. Josephus says Naphtali included the eastern parts
Zer - ” Fortified town in the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ), possibly identified with Madon which is conspicuously absent from this list
Bilhah - Handmaid of Rachel, and mother of Dan and Naphtali
ba'Rak - (lightning ), son of Abinoam of Kedesh, a refuge city in Mount Naphtali, was incited by Deborah, a prophetess of Ephraim, to deliver Israel from the yolk of Jabin
Ham'Mon - ...
A city allotted out of the tribe of Naphtali to the Levites, (1 Chronicles 6:76 ) and answering to the somewhat similar names HAMMATH and HAMMOTH-DOR in Joshua
Rakkath - ” Fortified town in the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ), either at Tiberias or else at tell Eqlatiyeh about one and one half miles northwest of Tiberias
Rakkath - ” Fortified town in the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ), either at Tiberias or else at tell Eqlatiyeh about one and one half miles northwest of Tiberias
Naphtali - " The patriarch when dying gave a particular blessing to Naphtali, and said "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. I would ask, are not many of the dying patriarch's benedictions to his children considered more with reference to Christ, than to the twelve patriarchs? Do we not consider the blessing of Judah, as one whom his brethren shall praise, and as one from whom the sceptre shall not depart, as having respect principally, if not altogether, to the person of Christ? And are not the several blessings prophesied of Joseph, on the dying bed of his father, spoken directly with an eye to Joseph's Lord? And if so, why may we not with equal safety, in the blessing of Naphtali discover Christ also? Is Naphtali an hind let loose? And can we overlook that hind of the morning, even Jesus, whom the hunters pursued, and the dogs of Bashan compassed around? (See Psalms 22:1-31 in the title of it, and throughout the Psalm. ...
I am the more inclined to those discoveries of Jesus, in the view of Naphtali, because in my apprehension of the subject, Moses, the man of God, in his dying benediction concerning Naphtali, confirmed what Jacob in his dying moments had before said concerning him. (See Deuteronomy 33:23) "O Naphtali!" (said Moses) "satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord, possess thou the west and the south. " And to whom are we to look for any, or for all the tribes of Israel in the possession of the divine favour, and so satisfied with it? Of whom, among the sons of Jacob, can it be said with truth, "that they are full of the blessing of the Lord," unless we first behold him in whom it hath "pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell," and from him, and in him, and by him, all the seed of Israel "are justified and shall glory?" Surely it is blessed first to eye Christ as possessing and being the cause of the true Naphtali's portion, and then, by virtue of an union with him, and interest in him, to behold those blessings flowing in upon his inheritance
Jabneel, Jabneh - Border city of Naphtali
Jezer - ” Son of Naphtali (Genesis 46:24 ) and founding ancestor of clan in that tribe (Numbers 26:49 )
Zebulun, Lot of - In Galilee, to the north of Issachar and south of Asher and Naphtali (Joshua 19:10-16 ), and between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean
Bilhah - Bilhah became the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 29:29 ; Genesis 30:4-7 )
Janoah - A town in the northern mountains of Naphtali, near Kedesh ( 2 Kings 15:29 )
Ammihud - Chief of Naphtali, father of Pedahel
Kedesh - A city of refuge, in Naphtali; now Kedis, three miles northwest of lake Merom, Joshua 19:37 ; 20:7
Hammath - Warm springs, one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 )
Refuge, Cities of - On the west of Jordan were (1) Kadesh, in Naphtali; (2) Shechem, in Mount Ephraim; (3) Hebron, in Judah
Azriel - Head of tribe of Naphtali under David (1 Chronicles 27:19 )
Janoah - ...
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A town of Northern Palestine, within the boundaries of Naphtali
Bilhah - She was the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:3-8 )
Kedesh - The town was allotted to Naphtali (Joshua 19:32 ,Joshua 19:32,19:37 ) and was called Kedesh in Naphtali (Judges 4:6 ). Kedesh in Naphtali was captured by Tiglath-pileser III during the reign of Pekah of Israel
Kiriathaim - A town in Naphtali ( 1 Chronicles 6:76 ), called Kartan in Joshua 21:32
Allon - Place in Naphtali, Joshua 19:33 ; or perhaps it may read, 'from the oak at Zaanannim,' referring to some well-known old tree
Chinnereth - It was a "fenced city" of Naphtali, and gave its name to the lake on which it stood
Thisbe - Its position is described as being on the right hand (south) of Kedesh-naphtali in Galilee above Asher
Hammath - A fortified city in Naphtali (Joshua 19:35)
Allon - ALLON or ELON, a city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33); others translate "the oak by Zaanaim" or "the oak of the loading of tents" (compare Judges 4:11), "the plain of Zaanaim the swamp, Ewald by Kedesh
Zaanannim - Town on northeastern corner of tribal allotment of Naphtali near Kadesh (Joshua 19:33 ; Judges 4:11 )
Beth-Anath - ” A fortified city in the territory of the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 )
Chinnereth, Sea of - A fortified city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35); probably the same as Tiberius, from which the lake or sea was named in a similar way (Numbers 34:11; John 6:1)
Kirjathaim - Levitical city in Naphtali
i'Jon - (a ruin ), a town in the north of Palestine, belonging to the tribe of Naphtali
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Barak - He is called from his home in Kedesh-naphtali by Deborah to deliver Israel. He gathers an army of 10,000 men from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun
Kedesh - A fortified city belonging to the tribe of Naphtali; allotted to the Gershonite Levites, Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:32; 1 Chronicles 6:76, and made a city of refuge. It was the residence of Barak, Judges 4:6, and here Deborah assembled the tribes of Zebulon and Naphtali
Naphtali, Tribe of - On this tribe Jacob pronounced the patriarchal blessing, "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words" (Genesis 49:21 ). The territory of Naphtali extended to about 800 square miles, being the double of that of Issachar. The southern portion of Naphtali has been called the "Garden of Palestine. ...
Naphtali is now almost wholly a desert, the towns of Tiberias, on the shore of the Lake of Galilee, and Safed being the only places in it of any importance
Ijon - A town in the north part of the mountains of Naphtali, noticed in 1 Kings 15:20 (= 2 Chronicles 16:4 ) as taken by Benhadad
Abelbethmaachah - Meadow of the house of Maachah; a town in the tribe of Naphtali, north of lake Merom
Kiriathaim - Kiriathaim of Naphtali, assigned to the Levitical Gershonites (1 Chronicles 6:76)
Edrei - A fortified city in the tribal territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:37 )
Hammon - City in Naphtali allotted to the Levites
Diamond - It filled the sixth place in the high priest's breastplate, and on it was engraven the name of Naphtali
Kirjathaim - A Levitical city in Naphtali, 1 Chronicles 6:76 ; called Kartan, in Joshua 21:32
Jerimoth - ...
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1 Chronicles 27:19 , ruler of Naphtali
Hind - Our translators make Jacob, prophesying of the tribe of Naphtali, say, "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. There is a difficulty and incoherence here which the learned Bochart removes by altering a little the punctuation of the original; and it then reads, "Naphtali is a spreading tree, shooting forth beautiful branches. " This, indeed, renders the simile uniform; but another critic has remarked that "the allusion to a tree seems to be purposely reserved by the venerable patriarch for his son Joseph, who is compared to the boughs of a tree; and the repetition of the idea in reference to Naphtali is every way unlikely. " For these reasons he proposes to read the passage, "Naphtali is a deer roaming at liberty; he shooteth forth spreading branches," or "majestic antlers
Zaanannim - The border of the tribe of Naphtali passed through ‘the terebinth in Zaanannim’ ( Joshua 19:33 ), and the camp of Heber the Kenite was at ‘the terebinth in Z
Hammath - One of the ‘fenced’ cities of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:35 ), probably the same as Hammon of 1 Chronicles 6:76 and Hammoth-dor of Joshua 21:32
Tishbite - of Kedesh in Naphtali; see the apocryphal Tobit 1:2
Edrei - A town in Naphtali ( Joshua 19:37 ), not identified
Beth-She'Mesh - (Joshua 19:22 ) ...
One of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali
am'Mihud - (Numbers 34:20 ) ...
The father of Pedahel, prince of the tribe of Naphtali
za-Ana'im - Kedesh-naphtali, the name of which still lingers on the high ground north of Safed and two or three miles west of the lake of el-Huleh (waters of Merom)
Jabneel - ...
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A town on the border of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33 )
Galilee - A name in the Old Testament for a small district in the northern mountains of Naphtali, around Kedesh-naphtali, and including 20 towns given by Solomon to Hiram, king of Tyre, Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:32; 1 Kings 9:11; 2 Kings 15:29, and called "Galilee of the nations" in Isaiah 9:1. These included the territories given to Asher, Naphtali, Zebulun, and Issachar
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A "fenced city" of Naphtali, one of the cities of refuge (Joshua 19:37 ; Judges 4:6 ). It was originally a Canaanite royal city (Joshua 12:22 ), and was the residence of Barak (Judges 4:6 ); and here he and Deborah assembled the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali before the commencement of the conflict with Sisera in the plain of Esdraelon, "for Jehovah among the mighty" (9,10)
Hiram - His father was a man of Tyre, and he is called "the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan" in 2 Chronicles 2:14 ; but in 1 Kings 7:14 it reads "a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali," which may mean that her husband was a man of Naphtali
Hart - The figurative prediction of Jacob respecting Naphtali, Genesis 49:21, would be more appropriately rendered, "Naphtali is a deer roaming at large; he shooteth forth noble antlers
Galilee - It seems formerly to have included a portion of Naphtali, and perhaps a portion of Asher. 'Kedesh in Galilee,' one of the cities of refuge was in Naphtali. 740 Tiglath-pileser carried away captive all the inhabitants of Naphtali, etc. times Galilee had become a much larger district, including the portions of Asher, Naphtali, Zebulon, and Issachar
Diamond - , the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Exodus 28:18 ; 39:11 ; RSV marg
Hukkok - Town on border of tribal allotment of Naphtali between Mount Tabor and the border of Zebulun
Gennesaret -
A town of Naphtali, called Chinnereth (Joshua 19:35 ), sometimes in the plural form Chinneroth (11:2)
Tish'Bite, the, - 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
Ash'er, - ) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the north-east
Magdala - The ancient Migdal-el in the border of Naphtali, Joshua 19:38 ; now a small Turkish village called Medjel
Ash'er, - ) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the north-east
Zaanaim, Plain of - Near Kedesh Naphtali; "the plain of the swamp" (Targum). But as the Kedesh meant in Judges 4 is that on the shores of the sea of Galilee, only 16 miles from Tabor the scene of the battle, and within the bounds of Naphtali, the place called Bessum in the plain between this Kedesh and Tabor (identical with Bitzaanaim, and near Adami (Joshua 19:33), now ed Dameh, and Nekeb now Nakib) doubtless corresponds to Zaanaim
Dan (2) - In 1 Kings 7:13-14, Hiram the worker in brass is said to be of Naphtali; but in 1 Chronicles 21:2, he is called "son of a woman of Dan. " As the "outgoings" of Naphtali were at Jordan, the city Dan probably was in the tribe of Naphtali. ...
So she dwelt in Naphtali, but was by birth of the Danite colony there
Barak - The son of Abinoam, of Kedesh in the tribe of Naphtali
Zeb'Ulun - On the south it was bounded by Issachar, who lay in the great plain or valley of the Kishon; on the north it had Naphtali and Asher. The conduct of the tribe during the struggle with Sisera, when they fought with desperate valor side by side with their brethren of Naphtali, was such as to draw down the special praise of Deborah, who singles them out from cell the other tribes
Heber (2) - ) Besides this general migration Heber's family migrated to Kedesh in Naphtali, the debatable ground between northern Israel and Jabin
Edrei - A town of Naphtali
Asher - Asher was the most northerly of the tribes; and had that of Naphtali on the west, and Zebulun on the south
Hazor - In the division of Canaan that followed, Hazor fell within the tribal area of Naphtali (Joshua 19:32; Joshua 19:36)
Jabin - In another account ( Joshua 11:1-9 ) of this episode the victory of the two tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali is represented as a conquest of the whole of northern Canaan by Joshua
Jerimoth - Son of Azriel and a ruler of Naphtali
Abelbethmaachah - A city of importance in the extreme North of Palestine in the lot of Naphtali or Manassth: it is mentioned with Ijon and Dan
Ramah - Fortified city of tribal territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:36 ), this town is probably to be identified with present-day er-Rameh. Ramah of Asher and Ramah of Naphtali could have been the same community since the boundaries of Asher and Naphtali join
Merom - On the west it is walled in by the steep and lofty range of the hills of Kedesh-Naphtali; on the east it is bounded by the lower and more gradually ascending slopes of Bashan; on the north it is shut in by a line of hills hummocky and irregular in shape and of no great height, and stretching across from the mountains of Naphtali to the roots of Mount Hermon, which towers up at the north-eastern angle of the plain to a height of 10,000 feet
Barak - Son of Abinoam, of Naphtali. He was called by Deborah the prophetess (who judged Israel at that time) to collect from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulon 10,000 men that God might deliver into his hand Sisera, the captain of the army of Jabin, king of Canaan, who had 900 chariots of iron, and who had mightily oppressed the children of Israel twenty years
Asher - The portion of Asher lay along the seaboard, having Levanon and Zidon on the north, Carmel and the tribe of Issachar on the south, and Zebulun and Naphtali on the east
Edrei - A town of Naphtali, near Kedesh (Joshua 19:37)
Galilee - "The land of Zebulon, and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations
Jer'Imoth - ) ...
Son of Zariel, ruler of the tribe of Naphtali in the reign of David
Fortified Cities - The Bible contains two lists of fortified cities, one for Naphtali (Joshua 19:35-38 ), and a list of cities Rehoboam fortified for Judah (2 Chronicles 11:5-12 ). Among the more important cities in these lists are Hazor in Naphtali and Bethlehem, Tekoa, Hebron, Gath, and Lachish in Judah
Zaanaim - Wanderings; the unloading of tents, so called probably from the fact of nomads in tents encamping amid the cities and villages of that region, a place in the north-west of Lake Merom, near Kedesh, in Naphtali
Ahimaaz - It may be the same person who appears later as Solomon’s son-in-law and commissioner in Naphtali ( 1 Kings 4:15 )
Abel-Beth-Maachah - Meadow of the house of Maachah, a city in the north of Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Dan and Ijon, in the tribe of Naphtali
Ammihud - Father of Pedahel of tribe of Naphtali, who helped allot the land (Numbers 34:28 )
Barak - Deborah accompanied Barak toward Kedesh of Naphtali; and, having assembled ten thousand men, they advanced to mount Tabor
Asher - The place of this tribe during the march through the desert was between Dan and Naphtali (Numbers 2:27 )
Kiriathaim - A Levitical city and city of refuge in the tribal territory of Naphtali (1 Chronicles 6:76 ; KJV has Kirjathaim)
Kedesh-Naphtali - KEDESH-NAPHTALI ( Judges 4:6 ; called also ‘ Kedesh ’ Joshua 12:22 ; Joshua 19:37 , Judges 4:9-11 , 2 Kings 15:29 ; and ‘ Kedesh in Galilee ’ in Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 , 1 Chronicles 6:76 )
Cities of Refuge, -
KEDESH , in Naphtali
Hammath - Fortified city in the tribal territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ); probably the same as the levitical town of Hammoth-dor (Joshua 21:32 )
Jerimoth - Leader of tribe of Naphtali under David (1 Chronicles 27:19 )
Tabor - It served as a boundary point for the tribes of Naphtali,...
Issachar, and Zebulun (Joshua 19:12 ,Joshua 19:12,19:22 ), where the tribes worshiped early (Deuteronomy 33:18-19 )
Jabneel - A landmark on Naphtali' s boundary (Joshua 19:33); in the hills N
Basemath - Daughter of Solomon who married Ahimaaz, district supervisor providing supplies for the royal court from Naphtali (1 Kings 4:15 )
Hiram - "Son of a widow of Naphtali," but in 2 Chronicles 2:13-14, of one "of the daughters of Dan," i. she was by birth a Danite, and married into Naphtali. When her husband died she married again, as widow of a Naphtalite, a Tyrian to whom she bore Hiram Blunt (Undesigned Coincidences) makes her of the colony Dan or Laish in Naphtali, bordering on Sidoninn or Tyrian territory
Bethshemesh - Fenced city of Naphtali
Bilhah - Rachel having no children gave Bilhah to her husband Jacob, who by the latter had two sons, Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:1-8; Genesis 35:25; Genesis 46:25; 1 Chronicles 7:13)
Hazor - ), in Naphtali ( Joshua 19:36 ), S
Zebulun - On occasions the men of Zebulun, along with those of neighbouring Naphtali, fought heroically for Israel (Judges 5:18; Judges 6:35; 1 Chronicles 12:33-34; 1 Chronicles 12:40)
Bilhah - ]'>[2] )); the mother of Dan and Naphtali ( Genesis 30:4 ; Genesis 30:7 (JE Ahimaaz - One of 12 officers over Solomon's provinces, he had charge of Naphtali
Hart, Hind - In Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is compared to ‘a hind let loose,’ although many prefer to render a ‘slender terebinth
Jab'ne-el - ...
One of the landmarks on the boundary of Naphtali, (Joshua 19:33 ) in upper Galilee
Chinnereth - The city belonged to the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 )
ha'Zor -
A fortified city, which on the occupation of the country was allotted to Naphtali
ed'Rei - ...
A town of northern Palestine, allotted to the tribe of Naphtali, and situated near Kedesh
Jirjatha'im - " ...
A town in Naphtali not mentioned in the original list of the possession allotted to the tribe, see (Joshua 19:32-39 ) but inserted in the list of cities given to the Gershonite Levites in (1 Chronicles 6:76 ) in place of KARTAN in the parallel catalogue, Kartan being probably only a contraction thereof
Allotment - Naphtali lay between Asher, Zebulun, Isaschar, and Manasseh, and claimed Hazor and Beth-shemesh. Dan also occupied a small portion of land to the far north, between Manasseh and Naphtali
Galilee - "A circle" or "circuit" around Kedesh Naphtali, in which lay the 20 towns given by Solomon to Hiram, king of Tyre, in payment for his having conveyed timber from Lebanon to Jerusalem (Joshua 20:7; 1 Kings 9:11). The northern part of Naphtali (which lay N. During and after the captivity the Gentile element became the preponderating population, and spread widely; and the province included in our Lord's days all the ancient Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, and Naphtali. On the table land of upper Galilee lie the ruins of Kedesh Naphtali (Joshua 20:7). ...
Bochart, altering the vowel points, translated Genesis 49:21, "Naphtali is a spreading terebinth, which puts forth goodly branches"; for the country of Kedesh Naphtali is a natural park of oaks and terebinths
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One of the fenced cities of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:38 ), between Mount Tabor and the Jordan
Elon - City in tribal territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33 ), often transliterated into English as Allon
Beth-Shemesh - A city in Naphtali ( Joshua 19:38 ), unidentified
Shamgar - Probably a Naphtalite, as Beth Anath was of Naphtali
Hazor - The city of King Jabin: destroyed by Joshua, Joshua 11:1; Joshua 11:10-11; given to Naphtali, Joshua 19:36; again possessed by the Canaanites, Judges 4:2
Edrei - City of Naphtali in the north, near Kedesh
Shallum - Descendant of Naphtali (1 Chronicles 7:13 )
Hazor - It was taken and burnt by Joshua; rebuilt and allotted to Naphtali, but was retaken by a second Jabin, king of Canaan, who was defeated by Deborah and Barak
Zebulun - His tribe was respectable for numbers, Numbers 1:30 26:26 ; and its portion in the Holy Land accorded with the prediction of Jacob, Genesis 49:13 , extending from the Mediterranean sea at Carmel to the sea of Gemnesaret, between Issachar on the south, and Naphtali and Asher on the north and north-west, Joshua 19:10
Tribe - Galilee comprised the territories allotted in OT times to the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali (Matthew 4:13; Matthew 4:15)
Gideon - 1 Chronicles 12:18, he blew a trumpet and was joined by Zebulun, Naphtali and even the reluctant Asher
ja'el - ) In the headlong rout which followed the defeat of the Canaanites by Barak, at Megiddo on the plain of Esdraelon, Sisera, their general, fled to the tent of the Kenite chieftainess, at Kedesh in Naphtali, four miles northwest of Lake Merom
Barak - Son of Abinoam, of Kedesh, a refuge city of Naphtali. But his general Sisera, of Harosheth, inhabited by a race half Israelite half Gentile, where he had systematically and "mightily oppressed Israel" for 20 years, was defeated by Barak and Deborah at the head of 10,000 men of Naphtali and Zebulon (Psalms 83:9-10)
Ramah - Fortified city of Naphtali
Asher - of Naphtali. Contented with the luxuries which nature and intercourse with the enterprising Phoenicians afforded (for already Zidon was "the great" or "the strong"), Asher shrank from jeopardizing life with Zebulun and Naphtali, against Sisera the Canaanite; Asher "abode on the sea shore in his breaches" (creeks) (Judges 5:17-18)
Merom, Waters of - is the range of hills of Kedesh Naphtali; on the E. irregular low hills stretching from the mountains of Naphtali to snowy, double peaked Mount Hermon, which rises on the N
Zebedee - —Our knowledge of the limits of Zebulun are even more indefinite than in the case of Naphtali (wh. Zebulun is not so wild in scenery as Naphtali, nor has it the same variety of climate, being wholly situated in Lower Galilee (M. The rock of the district is the same soft white limestone we meet with in Naphtali. Of this there are great barren ridges especially to the north of the plain of Toran and west of el-Battauf; but, as we have observed in Naphtali, they might easily be transformed into orchard land. —Although our Lord’s teaching was for the most part given in the tribe of Naphtali, the land of Zebulun takes precedence not only in the prophecy (Matthew 4:15), but also in historical sequence, and it is equally important for a knowledge of the Gospels. If Naphtali experienced most of the brilliancy of the noonday of the Sun of Righteousness, it was in Zebulun that the dawn appeared and shone more and more unto the perfect day. ...
As in the case of Naphtali, the Rabbis have something to say of Zebulun. —See under Naphtali
Edrei - ) ...
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A town of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:37 )
Hill, Hill-Country - in Joshua 11:21 ), the ‘hill-country of Naphtali’ ( Joshua 20:7 ), the ‘hill-country of Ammon’ ( Deuteronomy 2:37 ), and of Gilead ( Deuteronomy 3:12 )
Shal'Lum - (1 Chronicles 6:12,13 ; Ezra 7:2 ) ...
A son of Naphtali
Jabin - of the mountains of Naphtali and in the Arabah S
Jabneel - boundary of Naphtali not far from the Jordan ( Joshua 19:33 )
Ahimaaz - An officer of Solomon in Naphtali who married Basmath, daughter of Solomon
Camp And Encamp - And on the north side was the camp of Dan, in the order of Dan, Asher, and Naphtali
Deborah - She summoned Barak from Kadesh to take the command of 10,000 men of Zebulun and Naphtali, and lead them to Mount Tabor on the plain of Esdraelon at its north-east end
Dan - A city originally called Laish, Judges 18:29 , at the northern extremity of Israel, in the tribe of Naphtali
Beth-Shemesh - Beth-shemesh of Issachar was situated on the tribal border with Naphtali between Mt. Beth-shemesh of Naphtali was probably located in central upper Galilee because of its association with Beth-anath (Joshua 19:38 ; Judges 1:33 )
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One of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Joshua 19:36 ), on a mountain slope, about seven and a half miles west-south-west of Safed, and 15 miles west of the north end of the Sea of Galilee, the present large and well-built village of Rameh
Harosheth of the Gentiles - A city in Naphtali W
Ben-Hadad - He ravaged a large part of Naphtali
Shallum - A son of Naphtali ( 1 Chronicles 7:13 ), called in Genesis 46:24 and Numbers 26:49 Shillem , with the gentilic name Shillemites ( Numbers 26:49 )
Shallum - Son of Naphtali
Gal'Ilee - This name, which in the Roman age was applied to a large province, seems to have been originally confined to a little "circuit" of country round Kedesh-Naphtali, in which were situated the twenty towns given by Solomon to Hiram king of Tyre as payment for his work in conveying timber from Lebanon to Jerusalem. The latter included the whole northern section of the country, including the ancient territories of Issachar, Zebulun, Asher and Naphtali
Hiram - He lived in Tyre, his father's home town but had a widowed Jewish mother from the tribe of Naphtali
Galilee - The tribes of Naphtali, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dan occupied the territory which covered approximately the forty-five-mile stretch between the Litani River in Lebanon and the Valley of Jezreel in Israel north to south and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River west to east
ra'Mah - ...
One of the nineteen fortified places of Naphtali
Tribes of Israel, the - Jacob's sons through Zilpah, Leah's maid, were Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:9-13 ), while Bilhah, the maid of Rachel, bore Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:1-8 ). The territory allotted to the tribe of Zebulun was in the north in the region of southern Galilee bounded by Issachar on the south southeast, Naphtali on the east, and Asher on the west (Joshua 19:10-16 ). Therefore, Dan and Naphtali were full-blooded brothers and are often mentioned together (Genesis 46:23-24 ; Exodus 1:4 ). Naphtali was the sixth son of Jacob and younger full-blooded brother of Dan (Genesis 30:6-8 ). The name, Naphtali, which conveys the idea of “wrestling” was selected because of the personal struggles between Rachel and Leah (Genesis 30:7-8 ). The Bible provides little information concerning Naphtali the person or tribe. During the tribal period the tribe of Naphtali occupied the broad strip of land west of the Jordan in the area of Lake Hula and the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee). Apparently, the tribe of Naphtali provided forces during the conquest of the land (Judges 5:18 ) and during the Midianite threat (Judges 6:35 ; Judges 7:23 ). The tribe of Asher occupied the region west of Zebulun and Naphtali, that is, the northern coastal region of Palestine
Zebulun - ; and to Jesus the true Light, ministering most in Galilee, the land of Zebulun and Naphtali, the darkest and most Gentilized part of Palestine. They contributed with Issachar and Naphtali "bread on asses, camels, mules, and oxen; meat, meal, cakes of figs, bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen, and sheep abundantly," to entertain David's adherents (1 Chronicles 12:40; contrast Psalms 12:2)
Masora - It is urged, that there were masorites from the time of Ezra and the men of the great synagogue, to about the year of Christ 1030: and that Ben Asher and Ben Naphtali, who were the best of the profession, and who, according to Basnage, were the inventors of the masora, flourished at this time. The eastern Jews have followed that of Ben Naphtali, and the western that of Ben Asher: and all that has been done since is to copy after them, without making any more corrections, or masoretical criticisms
Tig'Lath-Pile'Ser - probably because Pekah withheld his tribute, and having entered his territories, he "took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah and Janoah and Kedesh, and Hazer, and Gilead, and Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria
Jael - Canaan where his brethren had settled at the conquest of Canaan by Joshua, had encamped under the oaks named the "oaks of the wanderers" (KJV "plain of Zaanaim," Judges 4:11), near Kedesh Naphtali in the N
Galilee - Galilee, in the time of Christ, was divided into Upper and Lower, the former lying north of the territory of the tribe of Zebulun, and abounding in mountains; the latter being more level and fertile, and very populous; the whole comprehending the four tribes of Issachar, Zebulun, Naphtali, and Asher
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JUDAH, with Issachar and Zebulun, ...
The GERSHONITES and the MERARITES with the Tabernacle, ...
REUBEN, with Simeon and Gad, ...
The KOHATHITES with the 'sanctuary,' ...
EPHRAIM, with Manasseh and Benjamin, ...
DAN, with Asher and Naphtali
Pekah - But Ahaz at their second inroad applied to Tiglath Pileser, who slew Rezin and carried away the people of Gilead (including the whole territory of Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh 1 Chronicles 5:26), Galilee, and Naphtali (2 Kings 15:29)
Mount Nebo - We are told that he saw from thence all the land of Gilead unto Dan, and all the land of Naphtali and Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah unto the uttermost sea, together with the south and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar
Zebulun - The tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali distinguished themselves in the war of Barak and Deborah against Sisera, the general of the armies of Jabin, Judges 4:5-6 ; Judges 4:10 ; Judges 5:14 ; Judges 5:18
Gid'Eon - 1 Chronicles 12:18 ; Luke 24:49 He blew a trumpet, and was joined by Zebulun, Naphtali and even the reluctant Asher
Tribes of Israel - ]'>[2] ’s genealogy (Genesis 29:1-35 ; Genesis 30:1-43 ), is not 12 but 13, and in the following order:...
Leah tribes Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah 4 Bilhah (Rachel) tribes Dan, Naphtali 2 Zilpah (Leah) tribes Gad, Asher 2 Leah tribes Issachar, Zebulun 2 Rachel tribes Joseph = (Manasseh, Ephraim) 2 Benjamin (born in Palestine), Genesis 35:18 1 13 To obtain the number 12 from this scheme it is necessary to omit Levi, or to count Manasseh and Ephraim as one. Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher the Canaanite tribes of the concubines who were admitted to union with the other tribes owe their position also to these principles
Bethshemesh - A fenced city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38; Judges 1:33)
Sceptre - The prophet Isaiah was commissioned to tell the church, "that the dimness should not be such as was in her vexation when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali
Dan (1) - ) Jacob's fourth son, Bilhah's (maid of Rachel) first (Genesis 30:6), own brother to Naphtali. side of the tabernacle, the hindmost in the march (Numbers 2:25; 1 Samuel 13:19-215; Numbers 10:25), with Asher and Naphtali
Galilee - Solomon rewarded Hiram for certain services rendered him by the gift of an upland plain among the mountains of Naphtali
Hart - So Naphtali is described by Jacob prophetically (Genesis 49:21), "a hind let loose
Asher - , the Song of Deborah, the other northern tribes, Zebulun to the south and Naphtali to the east of it, flung themselves with fierce abandon against the army of Sisera, while ‘Asher sat still at the haven of the sea’ ( Judges 5:17 f
Hiram - There is a discrepancy regarding his parentage: in 1 Kings 7:14 he is said to have been the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father a man of Tyre: according to 2 Chronicles 2:14 his mother belonged to the tribe of Dan, though here, too, his father was a Tyrian
Levite - Nine of these cities were in Judah, three in Naphtali, and four in each of the other tribes (Joshua 21 )
Judah - An obscure geographical reference in the description of the tribal borders of Naphtali (Joshua 19:34 ). Naphtali's territory does not touch that of the tribe of Judah
Megiddo - ...
Thus the whole of Sisera's flight was only five or six miles from the scene of his defeat, to the plain Zaanaim (Bitzaanaim, now Bessum) between Tabor and Kedesh of Naphtali by the sea of Galilee (Conder, in Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, January 1877, p
Galilee, Sea of - It more probably takes its name from an as yet unrecognized town or district in Naphtali (which bordered the Lake on the west side) referred to in Joshua 11:2 ; Jos 19:35 , 1 Kings 15:20
Issachar - of Naphtali and S
Tribe - Tiglath-Pileser first took away captive the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Naphtali, and the half tribe of Manasseh, which were beyond Jordan, and carried them beyond the Euphrates, 2 Kings 15:29 ; 1 Chronicles 5:26 ; A
Ramah - A city of Naphtali, Joshua 19:36
Josiah - These things he did not only in Judah but also in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali
Asher, Aser - It was bounded on the east by Naphtali, and on the south east by Zebulon
Rama - A fortress of Naphtali in the mountainous region N
Har-Magedon - Against this, however, must be set the statements that Barak with his 10,000 men ‘went down from mount Tabor’ to meet Sisera (Judges 4:14), that Zebulun and Naphtali ‘jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field’ (Judges 5:18), and that Saul and Jonathan fell ‘in mount Gilboa’ (1 Samuel 31:1; 1 Samuel 31:8; cf
Captivity - There is nothing in the passage to fix the date, but in 2 Kings 15:29 is another reference to Israel when Tiglath-pileser took Ijon, Abel-beth-maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, and Hazor, which are all in the north on the west of the Jordan; butthen is added Gilead, which is on the east, and this may be intended to embrace the two and a half tribes; then Galilee with all the land of Naphtali is added, which is again in the north on the west
Refuge, Cities of - On the west were Kedesh of Naphtali, Shechem, and Hebron; on the east, Golan, Ramoth-Gilead, and Bezer, Joshua 20:7,8
Reuben - ’...
The meaning of this alleged incest, stated in the language of tribal history, seems to be that the Reubenites committed some outrage upon the Bilhah clans, which was resented and punished by Israel, Dan, and Naphtali and perhaps other tribes. As Dan and Naphtali were settled together in the north, it is not improbable (and there are some indications of this) that at an earlier time they may have been neighbours in the south, and there have come into conflict with Reuben
Ramah - A city of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:36 ) not otherwise known, perhaps Râmeh between ‘Akka and Damascus, 8 miles W
Ben-Hadad - He therefore "smote Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-Maachah, Cinneroth, with all Naphtali" in the northern kingdom, namely, that of the ten tribes under Baasha, thus enabling Asa to take away the stones of Ramah, which Baasha had built to prevent any repairing from the northern to the southern kingdom, Judah
Encampment - Dan, oldest of the handmaids' children, with Asher and Naphtali, handmaids' children, formed the fourth camp
Bethsaida - As it belonged to the tribe of Naphtali, it was in a country remarkable for plenty of deer; and as it lay on the north end of the lake Gennesareth, just where the river Jordan runs into it, it became the residence of fishermen
Tiglath Pileser - and took Ijon, Abel-beth-maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, Galilee, all the land of Naphtali (compare Isaiah 7; Isaiah 8; Isaiah 9:1, this stroke fell at first 'lightly,' 'afterward more grievously'), and carried them captive to Assyria
Gideon - ...
Obedience led to strength: the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he blew a trumpet, and sent messengers to the tribes of Manasseh, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali
Refuge - Those on this side Jordan were Kedesh of Naphtali, Hebron, and Shechem; those beyond Jordan were Bezer, Golan, and Ramoth-Gilead, Joshua 20:7-8
Captivity - The tribes east of the Jordan, with parts of Zebulun and Naphtali, 1 Chronicles 6:26; Isaiah 9:1, were the first sufferers
Captivity - The tribes east of the Jordan, with parts of Zebulun and Naphtali, Isaiah 9:1 , were the first sufferers
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - ...
The Testament of Naphtali (‘concerning natural goodness,’ β). Naphtali foretells that from Levi and Judah shall salvation come. ’ But in the (late?) Hebrew Testament of Naphtali (see § 6) we have the simple title, ‘The Biddings of Naphtali the son of Jacob’ (צוואח נפחלי בן). The Hebrew Testament of Naphtali, which Gaster (PSBA Exile - , Tiglath-pileser captured the cities of Naphtali (2 Kings 15:29 ) and carried away as captives the inhabitants of the tribes of Naphtali, Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:26 )
Dan - According to the popular tradition, Dan was the fifth son of Jacob, and full brother of Naphtali, by Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid ( Genesis 30:6 ; Genesis 30:8 )
Damascus - ...
A few years later Ben-hadad was induced by Judah to attack Baasha king of Israel, when all the land of Naphtali was smitten
Breastplate - Naphtali
Asa - Benhadad accepted Asa's presents, and invaded Baasha's country, where he took several cities belonging to the tribe of Naphtali
Tribes - The tribes enumerated are Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin
Israel, Kingdom of - ( 1 Kings 11:31,35 ) These were probably Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, Gad and Reuben; Levi being intentionally omitted
Twelve - ...
Naphtali means workmanship. It probably was alabaster for the name of Naphtali was engraved upon it and this unusual workmanship made it most attractive
Tiglath-Pileser - Israel, capturing Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali ( 2 Kings 15:29 )
Deborah - Jabin oppressed the northern tribes adjacent to Hazor his capital (Zebuhn, Naphtali, and Issachar, which she judged)
Galilee - In the tribal partition of the country the territory of Galilee was divided among the septs of Asher, Naphtali, Zebulun, and part of Issachar
Tabor - a mountain not far from Kadesh, in the tribe of Zebulun, and in the confines of Issachar and Naphtali
Galilee - When the Old Testament refers to places in Galilee, it usually mentions them according to their location in the tribal areas of the region – Dan, Naphtali, Issachar, Zebulun and Asher (Joshua 20:7; Isaiah 9:1; cf
Hazor - The straight biblical narrative seems to assume Joshua destroyed but did not occupy it, though it was allotted to Naphtali: ( Joshua 19:36 )
Zebulun - ...
In the war against Jabin 10,000 men of Zebulun and Naphtali went with Barak against Sisera, and in the battle, whose issues were of decisive importance to the tribes of Israel, they immortalized themselves by their bravery (Judges 4:10 )
Tiberias - 1), the city was built upon the ancient site of Rakkath of Naphtali; and it is further stated (Sanhed
Naphtali - Naphtali was the younger of two sons whom Rachel’s maid Bilhah bore to Jacob (Genesis 30:7-8)
Lawlessness - The preparation for this application of the concept might be descriptions of the rebellious posture of God's enemies in the final battle in some of the extracanonical writings of Judaism (see Testament of Daniel 5:4-5 ; Testament of Naphtali 4:1; 1QS 1:23-24; 3:18-21; 4:19-20)
Gideon - of Jordan, Zebulun, and Naphtali followed him. )...
Then the men of Asher, Naphtali, and all Manasseh, who had been dismissed, returned to join in the pursuit
Arms And Armor - The soldiers from the tribes of Judah and Naphtali carried spears as a tribal weapon (1Chronicles 12:24,1 Chronicles 12:34 ). The tribes of Judah (2 Chronicles 14:8 ), Gad (1 Chronicles 12:8 ), and Naphtali (1 Chronicles 12:34 ) used this type of shield with the long thrusting spear or lance as the offensive weapon in the other hand
Mary Magdalene - of Magdala in Naphtali (Joshua 19:38), now el-Mendel on the W
Gad - ...
In 734 the Gadites with their kinsmen of the East Jordan, Galilee and Naphtali, were carried captive by Tiglath-pileser iii
Jacob - Rachel gave her maid to Jacob not necessarily after the birth of Leah's fourth son; so Bilhah may have borne Dan and Naphtali before Judah's birth. ...
Leah then, not being likely to have another son, probably gave Zilpah to Jacob, and Asher and Naphtali were born; in the beginning of the last of the seven years probably Leah bore Issachar, and at its end Zebulun. But in the view of Kennicott and Speaker's Commentary Jacob went to Laban at 57; in the first 14 years had sons, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah by Leah; Dan and Naphtali by Bilhah; in the 20 years (Genesis 35:38) next had Gad and Asher by Zilpah, Issachar and Zebulun by Leah, lastly Dinah by Leah and Joseph by Rachel; then six years' service for cattle, then flees from Padan Aram where he had been 40 years, at 97
Galilee (2) - —When the Hebrew invasion of Palestine took place, the main part of Galilee was allotted to Zebulun, Asher, and Naphtali. According to Judges 1:30-33, Zebulun was not altogether successful in driving out the inhabitant of their portion, while Asher and Naphtali had to be content to settle as best they could among the inhabitants, ‘for they did not drive them out
Loose - Genesis 49:21 (b) Here we see a picture of freedom of thought, expression and of action on the part of the people in the tribe of Naphtali
Blood - ...
If the latter reached one of the six cities, (Kedesh in Naphtali, Shechem in mount Ephraim, Hebron in the hill country of Judah, W
Magdala - Through this natural passage-way the caravan route from the Mediterranean coast follows the line of the old Roman road to Khan Minyeh, and thence northward over the hills of Naphtali
People - ...
‛Am can represent the individuals who together form a familial (and covenantal) group within a larger group: “Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field [2]” ( Galilee - Galilee contained four tribes, Issachar, Zebulun, Naphtali, and Asher; a part, also, of Dan, and part of Persia, that is, beyond the river
Josiah - His purgation thus extended to northern Israel as far as Naphtali, as well as to Judah
Issachar - The Kedesh in Judges 4:9 is not that of Naphtali 30 miles off, but that on the sea of Galilee 16 miles from Tabor, a place suited for a gathering of the tribes, and within Naphtali's boundaries
Armies - At some distance to the east, were the tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon; on the south were those of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad; to the west were Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin; to the north, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali
Judea - The portion of Zebulon, bounded by Asher on the west, and Mount Tabor on the south, joined on the east the portion of Naphtali, which occupied the borders of the lake Gennesareth, or sea of Tiberias. ...
Galilaea, in 33 north latitude, bounded on the south by Samaria, on the west by the Mediterranean, on the north by Syria, on the east by the river Jordan and the lake Gennesareth, comprehended the possessions of Asher, Naphtali, and Zabulon, with part of the allotment of Issachar
Nazarene (2) - (‘the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali … Galilee of the Gentiles’) rather than Isaiah 11:1
Moses - "Jehovah shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar" (Deuteronomy 34:2-3 ), the magnificient inheritance of the tribes of whom he had been so long the leader; and there he died, being one hundred and twenty years old, according to the word of the Lord, and was buried by the Lord "in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor" (34:6)
Captivity - of Gilead, Galilee, and all Naphtali (2 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 15:19-20). ...
The apocryphal Tobit pictures the inner life of a Naphtalite family among Shalmaneser's captives at Nineveh
Name, Names - Other names evidently imply the existence of local sanctuaries, some of which must have been pre-Israelite: Beth-anath, Anathoth, Bethel, Gilgal, Kedesh-naphtali, Migdal-el, Migdal-gad, Neiel, Penuel, Beth-shemesh
Israel - Four sons of Jacob Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher are said to be the sons of concubines. At what time the tribes of Naphtali and Dan joined the Hebrew federation we have no means of knowing
Tabernacle - ; Dan, Asher, Naphtali on the N
Sepulchre - Certain very interesting antique examples still exist at Kadesh-Naphtali, Tell Hum, Malal, Teiasir, and ‘Ain el-B’anieh
Galilee - -At the partition of west Palestine among the twelve tribes, Galilee fell to the lot of Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, and Naphtali, who did not drive out the original inhabitants
Apocrypha - Tobit is a pious son of Naphtali who becomes blind
Joshua - The lots of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:11-28 ), Simeon ( Joshua 19:1-8 ), Zebulun ( Joshua 19:10-16 ), Issachar ( Joshua 19:17-23 ), Asher ( Joshua 19:24-31 ), Naphtali ( Joshua 19:32-39 ), Dan ( Joshua 19:40-46 ; Joshua 19:48 ) are described, and then comes a conclusion ( Joshua 19:51 ) corresponding with the opening ( Joshua 18:1 ). ]'>[4] , but the list of Naphtali’s cities ( Joshua 19:32-39 ), which is entirely different in character from the description of the other lots, may be from JE Palestine - The tribes of Asher, Naphtali, and Zebulun were assigned to this area
Solomon - )...
Hiram, a widow's son of Naphtali by a Tyrian father, was his chief artificer in brass
Animals - The tribe of Naphtali is described as “a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns” (Genesis 49:21 )
Judges (1) - ...
The Book of Judges itself is comprised in Judges 2:6 to Judges 16:31 ; and here it is to be noticed, first of all, that a certain artificiality is observable in the structure; the exploits of twelve men are recounted, and the idea seems to be that each represents one of the twelve tribes of Israel, thus: Judah is represented by Othniel, Benjamin by Ehud, the two halves of the tribe of Manasseh by Gideon (West) and Jair (East), Issachar by Tola, Zebulun by Elon, Naphtali by Barak, Ephralm by Abdon, Gad by Jephthah, and Dan by Samson; besides these ten there are Shamgar and Ibzan, two unimportant Judges, but against them there are the two tribes Reuben and Simeon, who, however, soon disappear; while the tribe of Levi, as always, occupies an exceptional position
Palestine - "The mountain of Judah," "of Ephraim," "of Naphtali," designate the three great groups of highlands
Sea of Galilee - ...
With reference to the name ‘Galilee,’ it has been said that it originally designated only that small tract of land given by Solomon to Hiram (1 Kings 9:11), and that the name gradually extended till in the days of the Maccabees it included Zebulun and Naphtali, so that only after this took place could the Sea be known by that name
Jesus Christ - The spot of Christ's nativity was distant from the place of the abode of his parents, and the region in which he began his ministry was remote from the place of his birth; and another prophecy respecting him was in this manner verified: "In the land of Zebulun and Naphtali, by the way of the sea beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations, the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined," Isaiah 9:1-2 ; Matthew 4:16