[Of] the descendants of Naphtali, the registration of the clans of their ancestral house as listed by name, aged twenty years and over, all who were able to bear arms.
One explanation is that the letter lamed alludes to the fact that tribe of Naftali was the only tribe that had more females than males.
This is also alluded to in Yaakov's blessing, that Nafatali would be an “ayalah schlucha hanoten/free running deer who delivers,” in which the first letter of each word spells “ishah/woman”, informing us that women formed most of this tribe.
(Baal Haturim see Massorah, Siftei Cohen)
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