1. Ingileif from Iceland Disagrees with
Dafyd over Naphtali!!
Rollo (of Normandy) declared his
descent from Benjamin!
Re: Brit-Am Now no. 1849: Special Dafydd Posting.
#(b. ) Naphtali and Nordic Parliaments.
I cannot agree with this Naphali story of the Orkneys.
according to all historical evidence i.e.
The overclass in the Orkneys after the era of the Picts was Benjamin.
The existence of Rollo has been validated according to all Icelandic archives.
His family came from More, in Western Norway and he was the son of Rognvald
Eysteinsson, Earl of Norway.
He fell foul of the Norwegian king Harald Fairhair. Consequently he became a
Jarl in Normandy at the same time that other familys that were unpopular petty
kings in some Norwegian areas were about to be expelled from Norway by Harald
Fairhair who won a battle at Hafrsfjord 872. Very shortly after that 11 noble
families came to Iceland from Norway and the northernmost part of the British
Isles and settle down here. Before Rollo (Gongu-Hrolfur) reached Normandy he
wents to his brothers in the Orknies. He got there a mistress and left there at
least one daughter. She went later to Iceland with her relatives, and married
here and had children.
Rollo always declared that he was from the Tribe of Benjamin.
And that his family came to Norway and the North-Wast Atlantic from the Alps.
(Maybe it was the people Jordanes mentions that was allowed to go through
Danmark in the years 505-510, when the last Herulian petty kings from Dacia and
Moesia left?). But the truth is that this people were never really at peace
with the inhabitants that had been here before, even though, as it seems, some
inter- marriages took place. This ended with the battle of Hafrsfjor 872.
In this time Gardarike
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar%C3%B0ar%C3%ADki was blossoming.
= Svi-thjod (thjod means nation or tribe)? If so Svi is the name of the female
deer = Napthali tribe. Then there are the Varingans = the rulers both of
Svi-thjod the colder and Svi-thjod the bigger=Gardarike.
2. Some Tribal Symbols from Synagogues.
Synagogue Symbol of Naphtali
3. Interesting Article in Hebrew on
Naphtali -Translated Extracts
Naphtulav shel Naphtali [The
Inertwinings of Naphtali] by Rafi Yaacovi.
Selected Extracts Freely Translated and
Genesis 30:7 And Rachel's maid Bilhah
conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. 8 Then Rachel said, 'With great
wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and indeed I have prevailed.' So she
called his name Naphtali.
The name of Naphtali according tot he Commentaries is derived from the word root
PTL connoting combining different things together.
The task of Naphtali is to help unify and join the Tribes of Israel together.
Genesis 49:21 'Naphtali is a deer let
He uses beautiful words.
Naphtali (as explained by the Abarbanel) is a faithful emissary. From Naphtali
emerged those who were eloquent in expression. Naphtali had qualities making him
worthy to serve monarchs but not necessarily to become a king himself.
A characteristic of Naphtali was his sociability.
23 And of Naphtali he said:
'O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
And full of the blessing of the Lord,
Possess the west and the south.'
Abarbanel: Naphtali is sociable, He is "satisfied with favor" good with
company and pleasing to all.
S. R. Hirsch considers Naphtali to be more of an agent for others rather than an
original source of inspiration in his own right.
What others have decided for the good of the generality Naphtali adopts for
himself and endeavors to put it into practice as if it was his own.
Naphtali has the good of the community in general at heart. He seeks to
harmonize and in his own character is harmonious.
Different sources indicate that Naphtali will help initiate the final
reconciliation between Judah and Joseph.
Naphtali sanctifies the profane.
The chief city of Naphtali was Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. Tiberias in a
sense was at the center of Israel. So too, Naphtali is in the middle of what is
going on and serves as a gathering place for all Israel.
Naphtali keeps the Tribe of Dan attached to Israel.