Category Archives: Tobit

Graetz and Tobit

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 430. “Hadrian and Rufus’s cruel measures were directed not against the survivors alone, but also against the dead. The heaps of dead [Jewish] bodies … Continue reading

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Bad Birds!

Source: George W.E. Nickelsburg, “Stories of Biblical and Early Post-Biblical Times,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 42. “Sarah’s suffering [in Tobit] is caused by the demon Asmodaeus, Tobit’s blindness is caused … Continue reading

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Canon and Ben Sira

Source: M. Gilbert, “Wisdom Literature,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 300. On Ben Sira: “In the first century C.E. the book continued to circulate, as at Masada and Qumran. But nothing … Continue reading

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Job and Tobit

In my opinion, Job and Tobit are figures whose suffering made them care about other people. What do I mean by that? Didn’t they already care for others? Wasn’t Job an advocate for the poor and oppressed (Job 30-31)? Did … Continue reading

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