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Jewish Apocalyptic Literature: Book of Tobit

Specific Approaches, Passages, and Themes

Book of Tobit

A religious folktale and a Judaicized version of the story of the grateful dead, it relates how Tobit, a pious Jew exiled to Nineveh in Assyria, observed the precepts of Hebrew Law by giving alms and by burying the dead. The original Hebrew and Aramaic versions of Tobit were lost, until fragments were discovered as part of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947.

General Resources

Translations and Commentaries