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The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and JudeWhat Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha$
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David A. deSilva

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195329001

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.001.0001

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The Book of Tobit

The Book of Tobit

Life Lessons from an Edifying Tale

(p.86) 4 The Book of Tobit
The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude

David A. deSilva

Oxford University Press

The story and setting of Tobit are reviewed. As a text circulating in Palestine in Hebrew and Aramaic two centuries before Jesus' adult ministry, this text was also in a strong position to exercise influence. The correlations between Tobit and Jesus in regard to almsgiving and love for the neighbor are particularly strong. Points of divergence, for example in the definition of kinship along blood lines and the expectations for cooperation among kin, are also explored.

Keywords:   Tobit, almsgiving, endogamy, kinship, Jesus, angels, demons, eschatology, Temple

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