According to the Jewish Encyclopedia entry on Tobit: The text exists in Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Judæo-Aramaic, besides two late Hebrew translations. It concludes: The excellent Greek style ...
Is this an idiom, a mistranslation, a reference to a cultural practice, or something else entirely?
Does anyone have any idea what breed of dog Tobiah's dog might have been? Referenced in Tobit 6 and Tobit 11