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Old 07-01-2015, 07:55 PM   #214
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Tobit and Anna. Painting by Abraham De Pape (c. 1658), National Gallery of London...
The Book of Tobit ( Book of Tobias in the Vulgate; from the Greek: Τωβιθ, and Hebrew: טובי Tobi "my good", also called the Book of Tobias from the Hebrew טוביה Tovya "God is good") is a book of scripture that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox biblical canon, pronounced canonical by the Council of Carthage of 397 and confirmed for Roman Catholics by the Council of Trent (1546)..It is listed as a book of the "Apocrypha" in Article VI of the 39 Articles of the Church of England.. Tobit is regarded by Protestants as apocryphal because it was not included within the Tanakh nor considered canonical by Judaism..

Nevertheless, Tobit may have been considered historical by ancient Jewish rabbinic scholars, as a truncated Aramaic version of Tobit is included in Midrash Bereishit Rabbah, an aggadic commentary on the Book of Genesis compiled circa 400–600 AD.. It was also considered part of the Greek Hebrew Bible (the Septuagint).. More recently, in the Zionist era, Jewish settlers in Israel have sought to reclaim Tobit as part of the canon, as its focus on the response of a righteous Israelite to the massacre of his countrymen resonated with Jews who had recently experienced pogroms and attempts at genocide..

Upon arriving in Media, Raphael told Tobias of the beautiful Sarah, whom Tobias had the right to marry, because he was her cousin and closest relative. He instructed the young man to burn the fish's liver and heart to drive away the demon when he attacks on the wedding night..The two were married, and the fumes of the burning organs drove the demon away to Upper Egypt, while Raphael followed him and bound him. Meanwhile, Sarah's father had been digging a grave to secretly bury Tobias (who he assumed would be dead).. Surprised to find his son-in-law alive and well, he ordered a double-length wedding feast and had the grave secretly filled.. Since he could not leave because of the feast, Tobias sent Raphael to recover his father's money..The book is also closely related to Jewish wisdom literature; nowhere is this more clear than in Tobit's instructions to Tobias before his departure for Media in chapter 4..

In order to make himself appear more important, a miller lies to a king, telling him that his daughter can spin straw into gold (Some versions make the miller's daughter blonde and describe the "straw-into-gold" claim as a careless boast the miller makes about the way his daughter's straw-like blonde hair takes on a gold-like luster when sunshine strikes it). The king calls for the girl, shuts her in a tower room filled with straw and a spinning wheel, and demands that she spin the straw into gold by morning or he will cut off her head (other versions have the king threatening to lock her up in a dungeon forever)..Rumpelstiltskin (also spelled as Rumplestiltskin) is the antagonist of a fairy tale that originated in North Highlands (where he is known as Rumpelstilzchen). The tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales..It was Subsequently revised in later editions... the circumstances, yes..What of my wife's accident?. You don't know the circumstances!. There's something the 3 of us will explore together...

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