Meaning & History
From Greek Τωβίθ (Tobith), from the Hebrew name טוֹבִיה (Tovih) meaning "my good". The apocryphal Book of Tobit, which is canonical in many Christian traditions but not in Judaism, tells the story of Tobit's son Tobias. He is sent by his father to collect money in Media, aided by the angel Raphael in the guise of a man. At the end of the story Tobit's blindness is cured.
Entry updated May 29, 2020