NAPHTALI

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

Etymology

HEBREW naptālî “My wrestling,”[1] is a niphal form of ptl “to twist, to wrestle,” in a popular etymology based on competition between Rachel and LEAH (Genesis 30:8).[2]

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐤𐐈𐐙𐐓𐐁𐐢𐐌 (næfteɪlaɪ)

Notes


  1. LDS Holy Bible (1979), 45 n.
  2. Paul Benjamin, “Naphtali,” in D. Freedman, ed., ABD, IV:1021.
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