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A brother of Tobit (Tob 1:21). Mentioned once as the father of Ahikar, an official in Nineveh under Esarhaddon. For further information on the book of Ahiqar, which was a well-known folktale in the ancient Near East, see this article: Ahiqar, book of.
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ANAEL (PERSON) [Gk Anaēl (Ἀναηλ)]. The brother of Tobit (Tob 1:21). Tobit claimed that Anael was the father of Ahikar, whom Esarhaddon (Assyrian ruler from 681 to 669 b.c.) appointed accountant and chief administrator over his whole empire. See AHIKAR. No name better demonstrates the fictional nature
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