Questions tagged [tobit]

The book of Tobit, part of the Catholic and Orthodox canon and regarded as apocryphal by Protestants.

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Does "Almsgiving" atone for all sins - based on teachings of Archangel Raphael in Tobit 12:9?

We learn from the Archangel Raphael in Tobit 12:9 that our salvation from sins can be achieved through "Almsgiving". [Tobit 12:9] "For almsgiving saves from death and purges away every sin. ...
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Was the angelology in [Tobit 12:15] based only on [1 Enoch 20:1-8]?

We read in [Tobit 12:15] a reference to [1 Enoch 20:3]. "I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One."...
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Which Tobit 1:1 genealogy is closer to the original?

What did the genealogy look like in the original version of Tobit? Did it look like the one in Vaticanus, or like the one in Sinaiticus, or neither? Tobit 1:1: Codex Vaticanus B — ΒΙΒΛΟΣ ΛΟΓΩΝ ...
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What species of fish did the young Tobias catch in Tobit 6:1-6?

What species of fish did the young Tobias catch in the Book of Tobit at the Tigris River? Here is what the Book of Tobit has to say about Tobias and the fish: 1 And Tobias went forward, and the ...
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What is the meaning of "Place your bread on the grave of the righteous" in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?

Is this an idiom, a mistranslation, a reference to a cultural practice, or something else entirely?
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What language was Tobit originally written in?

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 of ...
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What breed of dog was Tobiah's dog?

Does anyone have any idea what breed of dog Tobiah's dog might have been? Referenced in Tobit 6 and Tobit 11