And yet, besides the prominent inclusion of the seventh work in the Allegory of Mercy of 1342, joined by those archival invocations, the mention of two copies of (presumably) the Book of Tobit
kept in the company headquarters, and records of the annual banquets of the confratelli celebrating his feast, esteemed legends and additional documentation further suggest that burial of the dead was elemental to the purpose of the Misericordia from its earliest years.
Besides loyalty to parents, the Book of Tobit
also stresses other family bonds, including marriage.
16) This tradition is also strongly influenced by the Book of Tobit
, where Raphael, having revealed his identity, tells Tobit and Tobias, "Take note that I ate no food; what appeared to you was a vision" (Tobit 12:19).
To adapt the Book of Job is one thing, but to incorporate elements from the Book of Tobit
(here called Tobias), as Schnabel does, is a somewhat different undertaking: the Apocrypha was a rich source of ideas and motifs for writers over a long period, but curiously nothing is made of this here.
Interlaced with Julia's Venetian adventures, Vickers gives us another story, her vivid and moving recounting of the Book of Tobit
, a portion of the Apocrypha excluded from the authorized version of the King James Bible.
Based on the book of Tobit
in the Apochrypha, the oratorio tells the stories of Tobit, who honourably buries his compatriots (thus defying Sennacherib, King of the Ninevites); of Tobit's blindness being cured; and of his son Tobias marrying Sarah and abolishing the demon occupying her - the demon had killed her seven preceding husbands.
The Book of Tobit
, a sacred writing revered by both Christians and Jews, cites the caregiving of the blinded Tobit by his nephew and wife (Tobit, 2:10-12, New American Bible).
It was not about attending official worship: the acid test was whether you had fed the hungry, given drink to the thirsty, clothed the naked, visited the sick and prisoners, taken in the homeless and, (with the help of the book of Tobit
, to bring the number of good deeds up to seven to match the Seven Deadly Sins), buried the dead.
In another version of the story, burial is prescribed for religious reasons but prohibited by civil authorities; this version forms the theme of the apocryphal Book of Tobit
in the Old Testament.
One of these was the book of Tobit
, which seems to have been available in a Vulgate version of Italian origin which had become in many places corrupt.
Specific topics include scribal bodies as liturgical bodies: the formation of scripture in early Judaism, texts within texts: the text of Jeremiah in the exegetical literature from Qumran, whether medieval Hebrew tellings of Tobit are "versions" of the Book of Tobit
or new texts, Jewish wisdom in the Hellenistic period: towards the study of a semantic constellation, and the Teacher of Righteousness and his enemies.
Given Rembrandt's repeated recourse to the Book of Tobit
as a source, and the painting's similarities with a work by his master Pieter Lastman, A Woman in Bed has been identified with the wedding night of Tobias and Sarah.
the book of Tobit
was written in Aramaic; and chapters 13 and 14 of Daniel have been preserved only in Greek.
Scholars of the Bible and of theology offer such perspectives as the Judaism of the Book of Tobit
, Tobit against the background of the Dead Sea Scrolls, food and eating in the narrative, theological premises of the geographical references, and an English translation of the Fagius Hebrew version based on the 1519 Constantinople text.
Six of the texts (all are in Latin) come, not surprisingly, from the Song of Songs; another is taken from the Book of Tobit
, and two of the remainder were specially written for nuptial celebrations.