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Google translation
The young Tobias helped \ 's archangel Raphael, gives sight to his old father Tobit
Behind Tobit, Anne, his wife, and left, Sarah, the wife of Tobias. Beautiful example of \ a vigorous and original painting \ 's history, half-realistic, half-heroic, which makes it so endearing to expressively sculptural and declamatory way Hemessen beyond even Italianisms the Renaissance.
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The young Tobias
helped \ 's archangel Raphael, gives sight to his old father Tobit
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January SANDERS van Hemessen
Hemiksen (near \ Antwerp)
about 1500
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Netherlands Room 11
This apocryphal book tells the story of a pious Jew of the tribe of Naphtali who was deported to Nineveh and who goes blind after receiving the bird droppings in the eye. He sends his son, Tobias, in Media, to recover money owed to him, Tobias led to Ecbatana by the archangel Raphael, who pretends to be a man, acquired the heart, liver and gall of a fish. He meets a widow who remained a virgin although she had seven husbands, because each of them was killed on the wedding night by Asmodeus, an evil spirit. On the advice of the angel Tobias marries the virgin widow burning the heart and liver of the fish, it keeps the devil. When he returned home, he makes for his father with the gall of the fish.

This story is pure fiction.

Besides its imaginary nature and the loans he made
to superstition, it contains errors.

The Book of Tobit was written in Aramaic to the II th century n.è

This story is pure fiction. Besides its imaginary nature and the loans he made to superstition, it contains errors. For example, the story says that Tobit witnessed the revolt of the northern tribes and the deportation of Jews to Nineveh. Now, 257 years separate these two events in the history of Israel. Yet, the story says that Tobit was 112 years old when he died. - Tobit 1:4, 11, 14:1, Jerusalem.
This book also contains some surprising episodes of witchcraft (Tobit 6:5 - 9; 8:2-3, 11:8-15). If the Talmud and the Koran give way to superstition and fear, the Bible is remarkably different from the writings of other ancient peoples

This book contains some surprising episodes
witchcraft.

by the fact that whenever she speaks of supernatural powers and magical arts is to condemn.
The Apocrypha today designate additional writings were added to the canon of the Bible by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trent (1546). Catholic writers call these deuterocanonical books, which means "second canon" or "canon later", thus distinguishing books protocanonical But what is their real author:. God or men?
See also Apocrypha: Tobit, Judith and Susanna , Of God or men?





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