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Lawrence M. Wills

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151428

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195151429.001.0001

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Tobit

Tobit

Chapter:
(p.62) Four Tobit
Source:
Ancient Jewish Novels
Author(s):
Lawrence M. Wills
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195151429.003.0004

An introduction and translation of Tobit, one of the books of the Old Testament Apocrypha, which is set in Israel and Persia. It is a family drama with a fairy‐tale‐like quality; the characters are beset by evil demons and protected by angels who perform miracles in human guise. It also includes interesting references to Jewish customs.

Keywords:   angels, Jewish customs, Old Testament Apocrypha, miracles, Tobit

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