Book of Tobit

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This Book of the Apocrypha was written in Aramaic or Hebrew, probably c.200 bc. It relates the story of Tobit, a pious Jew who had been taken captive to Nineveh and in his old age became poor and blind. He prayed and, remembering a debt due from a friend in Media, he sent his son Tobias there with a companion who later revealed himself as the angel Raphael. With the angel's assistance Tobias rescued a kinswoman from the power of a demon and married her. Raphael recovered the debt and then enabled Tobias to heal Tobit of his blindness.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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