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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tobiel (Person)
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:
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tobiel tōʹbē-əl, tō-bīʹəl [Gk. Tobiēl] (Tob. 1:1). The father of Tobit.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TOBIEL<to-bi’-el>, <to’-bi-el> ([Τοβιήλ, Tobiel], Codex Alexandrinus [Τωβιήλ, Tobiel]): The father of Tobit (Tobit 1:1); another form of “Tabeel>” “God is good.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Tobiel toh’bee-uhl (Τωβιηλ, from טוֹבִיאֵל [not attested in the Heb. Bible], “God is good”; cf. Tobijah). Father of Tobit (Tob. 1:1, 8).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
TOBIEL, tō̇-bīʹel, tōʹbi-el (Τοβιήλ, Tobiḗl, A, Τωβιήλ, Tōbiḗl): The father of Tobit (Tob 1:1); another form of “Tabeel,” “God is good.”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
TOBIEL toh´bee-uhl [Τωβιήλ Tōbiēl]. Means “God is my good.” Father of Tobit (Tob 1:1), who died while Tobit was still a child (Tob 1:8). See TOBIT, BOOK OF.
See also
Hananiel Father
Debbora Mother
Tobit Son
Anna Daughter-In-Law
Tobiah Grandson
Abdouel Grandfather