|1.||Genesis 49: Naphtali is a deer let loose, who speaks beautifully. With this Jacob blessed his son Naphtali; in the same way, the Lord today blesses those who, like spiritual deer, for his love leave behind their own haunts, that is the land where they were born and raised. In the time of love, deer leave behind their own resting places and their familiar woods, cross rivers and take themselves to unknown places. In the same way nowadays, those burning with the love of God leave behind their fatherland and hasten to cross not only rivers but even seas and travel to foreign lands.|
|2.||The Lord blesses them like spiritual sons when he says: Naphtali is a deer let loose. Naphtali is interpreted 'comparison or enlargement'.1 We read in Genesis 29 that Leah gave birth to four sons, Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, and that Rachel considered Dan, the son of Bilhah her|
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Publication information: Book title: Crusade Propaganda and Ideology: Model Sermons for the Preaching of the Cross. Contributors: Christoph T. Maier - Compiler. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Place of publication: Cambridge, England. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 153.
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