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In the Bible, a Hebrew captive in Nineveh.
[Greek Tōbit, from Hebrew ṭôbīyāh, Yahweh (is) my good : ṭôb, good; see ṭyb in Semitic roots + -î, my + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]
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1. (Bible) a pious Jew who was released from blindness through the help of the archangel Raphael
2. (Bible) a book of the Apocrypha relating this story
1. a book of the Apocrypha.
2. a devout Jew whose story is recorded in this book.
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|Noun||1.||Tobit - an Apocryphal book that was a popular novel for several centuries|
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status