Friday, January 17, 2014

The Apocrypha Assessment: Tobit 6

As Tobias and Raphael set out they are joined by the young man's dog. Tobias gets attacked by a fish but Raphael gives him good advice about catching the fish and making useful medicine from the fish's organs. When they stop for the night the angel plays matchmaker, telling Tobias about his right to marry Sarah. He even gives him the way to defeat the demon, thanks to the fish bits. Oh, and no points for figuring out how Tobit's blindness will be cured. The writer telegraphs everything about his story.

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