The Protestant Bible has 66 books. The Catholic Bible has 73, and the Orthodox have 80. How do those “extra” books fit into the chronological timeline of the Bible? Continue reading “The Chronology of the Deuterocanonical Books”
Tobit was a righteous Jewish man. He is faithful to the requirements of the Law and refuses to worship idols. He recommends fasting and prayer. Continue reading “Tobit recommends fasting and prayer”
Many years have passed. Tobit is very old. He summons his prodigy. Speaking from the Scriptures, Tobit offers them his final guidance and then passes away.
Continue reading “Tobit chapter 14”
Tobit says we are tabernacles of the Most High God. He foresees all nations drawn to faith in the One God. They rejoice with Jerusalem, and grieve with her.
Continue reading “Tobit chapter 13”
Tobit and Tobias offer Raphael a gift. Raphael encourages them to give it to the poor. Then he reveals his identity as an archangel and ascends into heaven. Continue reading “Tobit chapter 12”
Tobias anoints his father’s eyes with the fish gall. Tobit’s sight is restored. He praises God, then rushes to welcome his daughter-in-law Sarah.
Continue reading “Tobit chapter 11”
Tobit and Anna worry that Tobias has not returned home yet. And in Ecbatana, Raguel gives Tobias and Sarah enormous wealth, and sends them to Nineveh.
Continue reading “Tobit chapter 10”
Tobias needs to go get his father’s money from Gabael in Rages of Media. So he sends Raphael, whom he obviously trusts. Raphael brings back bags of money. Continue reading “Tobit chapter 9”
Tobias and Sarah burn the special incense. The demon flees, and Raphael binds it. They celebrate with a feast. And Tobias begins to bring joy to Sarah.
Continue reading “Tobit chapter 8”
Raphael suggests that Sarah and Tobias marry. Raguel approves without asking Sarah. But he warns that she was married seven times, and all seven died.
Continue reading “Tobit chapter 7”