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Tobit/Book of Tobit
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Reckoned among the apocryphal books (Apocrypha: II) of the Old Testament, the book of Tobit contains a didactic narrative with strong legendary traits. The first part (1:1–3:17) describes the law-abiding Tobit as he is led into Assyrian exile, where he suffers heavy blows of fate (loss of fortune, blindness). At the same time, the text also relates the story of Sarah, who lives in Media and whose seven husbands have been killed by the demon Ashmedai on their wedding nights. God an…

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Leicht, Reimund, “Tobit/Book of Tobit”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125131>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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