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'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
  
[[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''naptālî'' “My wrestling,”<ref>[[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|LDS]] ''Holy Bible'' (1979), 45 n.</ref> is a niphal form of ''ptl'' “to twist, to wrestle,” in a popular etymology based on competition between Rachel and [[LEAH|L<small>EAH</small>]] ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/gen/30.8?lang=eng#7 Genesis 30:8]).<ref>Paul Benjamin, “Naphtali,” in D. Freedman, ed., [[David Freedman, ed. Anchor Bible Dictionary. 6 vols. N.Y.: Doubleday, 1992.|''ABD'']], IV:1021.</ref>
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The [[Personal Name|PN]] [[NAPHTALI|N<small>APHTALI</small>]] refers to a figure in the Isaiah portion of the Book of Mormon and does not refer to a separate PN or GN in the Book of Mormon. The [[Personal Name|PN]] [[NAPHTALI|N<small>APHTALI</small>]] may be from the Hebrew ''naptālî'' “My wrestling,” and is a niphal form of ''ptl'' “to twist, to wrestle,” in a popular etymology based on competition between Rachel and Leah ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/gen/30.8?lang=eng#7 Genesis 30:8]).<ref>Paul Benjamin, “Naphtali,” in D. Freedman, ed., [[David Freedman, ed. Anchor Bible Dictionary. 6 vols. N.Y.: Doubleday, 1992.|''ABD'']], IV:1021.</ref>
  
 
'''Variants'''
 
'''Variants'''

Latest revision as of 19:50, 21 January 2016

Biblical PN 1. KJV NAPHTALI (2 Nephi 19:1 = Isaiah 9:1)

Etymology

The PN NAPHTALI refers to a figure in the Isaiah portion of the Book of Mormon and does not refer to a separate PN or GN in the Book of Mormon. The PN NAPHTALI may be from the Hebrew naptālî “My wrestling,” and is a niphal form of ptl “to twist, to wrestle,” in a popular etymology based on competition between Rachel and Leah (Genesis 30:8).[1]

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐤𐐈𐐙𐐓𐐁𐐢𐐌 (næfteɪlaɪ)

Notes


  1. Paul Benjamin, “Naphtali,” in D. Freedman, ed., ABD, IV:1021.
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