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"Tobit is one of the Apocrypha, a collection of books rejected from their canon by the Jews but accepted by some of the Christian church fathers. Ever since the 4th century CE, commentaries have been written on Tobit. The original Hebrew and Aramaic versions of Tobit were lost, until fragments were discovered as part of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. The present work is the first Greek text and commentary of Tobit to be published since the publication of the Hebrew and Aramaic fragments. This edition contains the text from two fourth century CE manuscripts, the Codex Sinaiticus (long version) and Codex Vaticanus (short version) as well as a translation into English and a commentary." - Brill
A Feminist Companion to Tobit and Judith by
"In the present volume Athalya Brenner-Idan and Helen Efthimiadis-Keith draw together a range of scholarly commentators address the core issues relating to feminist interpretations of the two texts at hand. The volume examines attitudes to gender, identities, exile, social mores, beliefs, clothing, food and drink, personal relationships, and biblical reception." - T&T Clark
"Every student of Second Temple Judaism will be grateful for this commentary. On philological and textual issues, there is no more reliable guide than Fitzmayer. He has provided scholars with a solid base for future work. Many questions remain open regarding date, provenance, literary genre, and composition. But Fitzmayer's commentary will be a primary reference work on Tobit for scholars who wish to ponder these issues." - John J. Collins
Jonah, Tobit, Judith by
"These three colorful books offer gripping stories of how God shows his mercy and accomplishes his will through human actions. Jonah is a reluctant prophet who must be swallowed by a whale before he delivers his message to Israel's ancient enemies at Nineveh that they must repent or face doom. Tobit tells of the trials and tribulations of a family, and the power of prayer as God sends an angel to guide Tobit's son Tobiah on a journey of resolution. In the book of Judith, a simple and courageous widow, rather than an army, saves her people from destruction by a powerful enemy. This rich commentary explores the significant themes of each book, showing that God is intimately involved with the destiny of humankind." - Liturgical