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In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
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1. (Bible) Jacob's sixth son, whose mother was Rachel's handmaid (Genesis 30:7–8)
2. (Bible) the tribe descended from him
3. (Bible) the territory of this tribe, between the Sea of Galilee and the mountains of central Galilee
Douay spelling: Nephtali
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(ˈnæf təˌlaɪ)

1. the sixth son of Jacob and Bilhah. Gen. 30:7, 8.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
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Nephtali Herz Imber, author of the Israeli national anthem Hatikvah, died in the United States in 1909 far from the land of Israel that he had such hopes for.
Since last week, Nkunda's men "have raided 10 secondary schools and four primary schools where they took the children by force in order to make them join their ranks," said Nephtali Nkizinkiko, a deputy in the national assembly.