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Tobias (son of Tobit)
Son of Tobit and Anna.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tobias (Person)
TOBIAS (PERSON) [Gk Tōbias (Τωβιας)].1. The son of Tobit and a major figure in the book of Tobit (Tob 1:9 and passim). The book of Tobit is a fictional work in which a number of the names attributed to the relatives of Tobit are wordplays (Nickelsburg 1981: 40, n. 37). “Tobias,” meaning “God’s goodness”
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tobias (toh-bi´uhs; Heb., “the Lord is good”), a major character in the book of Tobit. Tobias is the son of Tobit and Anna. He is guided by the angel Raphael to heal his father of a serious eye problem and to exorcize the demon Asmodeus from his bride, Sarah. See also Sarah; Tobit; Tobit, book of.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tobias (Gk. Tōbɩ́as)1. The son of Tobit and Anna (Tob. 1:9) who, guided by the angel Raphael, healed his father’s blindness and drove out a demon from Sarah, the daughter of Raguel.2. A prominent and wealthy landowner of the Maccabean period; ancestor (Gk. “son”) of Hyrcanus (1; 2 Macc. 3:11; cf. Josephus
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Tobias [tō--us] (Τωβίας = טוביה, “Yahweh’s Goodness”) (1) the father of John Hyrcanus (2 Macc. 3:11) (2) the son of Tobit, and one of the chief characters in the book of Tobit (Tob. 1:9)
TobiasTobias was the son of Tobit, the narrator of the apocryphal book of that name. Tobias is the principal character of the book.According to the story, Tobit as a boy was among those captured and exiled from Israel to Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. When he grew up he became an official in the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
TOBIAS toh-bi´uhs [Τωβίας Tōbias]. Meaning “God is my good.” 1. Tobias, the only son of Tobit and Anna. By following the instructions of the angel RAPHAEL Tobias brings about in the resolution of the two problems in the book of Tobit. Tobias burns a fish liver to drive out the demon afflicting his bride
See also
Tobit Father
Raguel Father-In-Law
Anna Mother
Edna Mother-In-Law
Sarah Wife
Raguel Relative
Ahiqar Cousin
Tobiel Grandfather