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TOBIEL (PERSON) [Gk Tōbiēl (Τωβιηλ)]. The father of Tobit (Tob 1:1). Tobiel is a “theophoric” variation on the name ṭôbı̂yāh (“Yahweh is good”; see Zimmermann 1958: 44). Like the names of other characters in the book, “Tobiel” may have been selected for its symbolic significance (Nickelsburg 1981: