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To·bit 1

In the Bible, a Hebrew captive in Nineveh.

[Greek Tōbit, from Hebrew ṭôbīyāh, Yahweh (is) my good : ṭôb, good; see ṭyb in Semitic roots + , my + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]

To·bit 2

See Table at Bible.

[After Tobit.]
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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
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(ˈtoʊ bɪt)

1. a book of the Apocrypha.
2. a devout Jew whose story is recorded in this book.
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Noun1.Tobit - an Apocryphal book that was a popular novel for several centuriesTobit - 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
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Then, raising him up as Tobit raised the fish by the gills, you must pull him into the room, taking care to squeeze him so tight that he can't cry out."
So entertaind those odorous sweets the Fiend Who came thir bane, though with them better pleas'd Then ASMODEUS with the fishie fume, That drove him, though enamourd, from the Spouse Of TOBITS Son, and with a vengeance sent From MEDIA post to AEGYPT, there fast bound.
It should be noted that Tobit beta ([beta]) coefficients do not measure the correct regression coefficients for observations above the limit as the effect of a change in [X.sub.i] on Y* is not equal to [[beta].sub.i] [41].
The standard Tobit model can be specified as a latent regression of the form (Greene 2002, E21-1)
Using a two-tiered Tobit model, Amuedo-Dorantes and Pozo (2008) further find a positive relationship between HHE and remittances.
Tobit is one of the writings included in the Apocrypha, writings which have never been accepted into the Jewish canon, but which were among the Hebrew writings translated into Greek among the Septuagint, and thus included in the Latin Bible used in the Christian community.
Our guide shouted "talon!" -- Tagalog "jump!" The next thing I knew, Tobit and Tonton are already in the water, as our boat slowed down.
Considering that the cost of claims includes a significant fraction of zeros, we employ a Tobit regression model to investigate the dynamics in claim cost.
Further, the main model Tobit estimation results hold for an alternative measure of agrarian wealth.
Table 2 shows the maximum likelihood estimates of Tobit regressions for the determinants of poverty among heads of household in Niger State, Nigeria.
However, QR models above all include one dependent variable, and when the dependent variables take on more than one type of results, the bivariate/multivariate QR models may be adequate [32, 33], and if the dependent variables are latent, bivariate/multivariate Tobit QR models can be used to address them [34].