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Tobias

[tuh-bahy-uhs]
Tobias is a Greek version of the Hebrew biblical name "Tobijah", meaning "Jehovah [God] is good". It is a popular male given name in Germany, Scandinavia, the United States and amongst Jewish people. In English-speaking countries it is often shortened to Toby. Other diminutives are Tobi (English, Germany), Tobsen (Germany) and Tobbe (Sweden). Tobias has also been a surname.

Biblical

Several people are called Tobias in The Bible:

  • Tobias, son of Tobit; "Book of Tobias" is an older name for the Book of Tobit
  • Tobias the elder
  • Tobias, father of Hircanus
  • Tobiah (Ammonite)
  • Tobias, brother-in-law of Onias II, father of the Joseph who succeeded in pacifying Ptolemy III Euergetes.
  • Tobbe, son-in-law of Onias III, son of Onias II

As a given name

Middle name

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As a surname

The surname Tobias may refer to the following people:

Places

Arts

Tobias and the Angel is the title given to paintings and other artworks depicting a scene in which Tobias, son of Tobit, meets an angel without realising he is an angel (Book of Tobit, 5.5-6) and is then instructed by the angel what to do with a giant fish he catches (Book of Tobit, 6.2-9), including:

Paintings

Literature/Theatre

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