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Tobit's Relatives
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tobit
Tobit (Τώβιτ, Tōbit). The main character of the deuterocanonical book of Tobit.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tobit (Person)
TOBIT (Person) Primary character of the deuterocanonical book of Tobit. See Tobit, Book of.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tobit
Tobit (toh´bit), a Naphtalite, the son of Tobiel, and the protagonist of the book of Tobit. He is married to Anna, and they have a son named Tobias. The story told in the book of Tobit is set in the eighth century bce during the time when Israelites were deported from their homeland by the Assyrian Empire.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tobit
Tobit (Gk. Tōbeit, Tōbeit)A Naphtalite, son of Tobiel of the line of Asiel, exiled from his home at Thisbe in Galilee to Nineveh (Tob. 1:1–2); the central figure of the book of Tobit. Characterized as a pious Jew, he is blinded (Tob. 2) and eventually cured by the angel Raphael working through Tobias,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tobit
Tobit [tōˊbĭt] (Gk. Tōbit, Tōbeith; from Heb. tôḇî “my goodness”).* A man of the tribe of Naphtali, son of Tobiel of the line of Asiel, exiled from his home at Thisbe in Galilee to Nineveh (Tob. 1:1–2; Vulg. Lat. Tobias). Characterized as a pious Jew, he becomes blind (ch. 2) and
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Tobit
Tobit, sleeping one night outside the wall of his courtyard, was blinded by sparrows “muting warm dung into his eyes.” His son Tobias was attacked on the Tigris by a fish, which leapt out of the water to assail him. Tobias married Sara, seven of whose betrothed lovers had been successively carried off
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Tobiah
Tobiah and the Big FishThe son of pious Jews, Tobit and Anna, who lived in a foreign land (Assyria). The tale of his catching a big fish is told in the Book of Tobit, originally composed (late 3rd/early 2nd c. b.c., in any case pre-Maccabean; see C. A. Moore, “Tobit, Book ofABD) in a Semitic tongue
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Tobit
Tobit [-bit] (Τωβίτ = טובי, probably an abbreviation of טוביה, “Yahweh’s Goodness”): the narrator of the book of Tobit (Tob. 1:1)
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Relatives
Tobit Relative