"My wrestling." A Hebrew patriarch, Jacob's sixth son, and his second by Bilhah, the handmaiden of Rachel. After he was born, Rachel said, "With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed," and she called his name Naphtali.1 Little is known of him as an individual.

Naphtali had four sons: Jahzeel (Jahziel), Guni, Jezer and Shillem (Shallum).2 He and his sons followed Jacob into Egypt.



  1. Gen. 30:7-9, 25.
  2. Gen. 46:24; 1 Chr. 7:13.


  • Holy Bible (King James Version). 1979. Nashville: Holman Bible Publisher.