Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical Books

Tobit (Douay-Reims Bible)

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Cruelty and Violence
Science and History

Dwindling in Unbelief

Tobit: Science

  1. God blinded Tobias Sr. by having a swallow's nest fall on his eyes, as a Job-like example. 2:11-12

  2. The angel Raphael tells Tobias Jr. to take along the gall of a fish. When he got home, Junior rubbed the rotten fish gall in his dad's eyes for a half hour or so. Then a white skin peeled off of his eyes, "like the skin of an egg." As soon as Tobias Sr. peeled the egg skin off of his eyeballs, he could see just fine. 11:4-15

  3. Raphael, the amazing archangel, arranged Tobias Jr.'s marriage with Sara, after chasing away the evil spirit that was hanging out in her body. He also saved Tobias from being eaten by "a monstrous fish." 12:3