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Tobit Bibliography

Most of these works in the following Bibliography predate 1920s and thus reflect the scholarship of that day.  Which wouldn’t include for example:  the finding of Tobit among the Dead Sea Scrolls which meant the original language of Tobit had yet to be proven conclusively, (not to say that many didn’t assume such an origin).  But, more importantly every work here is free, found online via GoogleBooks, The Web Archive, or if need be from various websites which have hosted them.

For the most part I started from Carey A. Moore’s Bibliography and used the Bibliography from several of the works mentioned here, I then sought out which of the works that I could find.  If anyone would like to suggest a book or books which should be added, please leave a reply[1].

Abrahams, Israel

1888–89 “Tobit’s Dog.” JQR 1: 288.

1893 “Tobit and Genesis.” JQR 5: 348–50.

Ball, Charles J.

1892 Tobit[2]. The Apocrypha: Various Renderings and Readings. London: Eyre and Spottiswoods.

Bissell, Edwin

C.1886 “The Book of Tobit.” The Apocrypha of the Old Testament, with Historical Introductions and Notes and Explanatory. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Cowley, Arthur

1923 Aramaic Papyri of the Fifth Century B.C. Oxford: Clarendon. Pp. 204–48.

Drum, Walter

1907–14 “Tobias.” The Catholic Encyclopedia, 15 vols. New York: Appleton. 14: 749–53.

Erbt, W.

1899-1907 ‘Tobit .’ in Encyclopaedia Biblica, 4 vols.   London: A and C Black. 4: 607-617

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. SJ.

1997 The Written Word: Fragment from Tobit

Fuller, John M.

1888 Tobit. Apocrypha of the Speaker’s Commentary, ed. H. Wace, 1: 149–240. London: John Murray.

Gaster, Moses

1896–97 “Two Unknown Hebrew Versions of the Tobit Legend.” PSBA 1896 18: 208–22, 259–71; 1897 19: 27–38 Volume 18 and Volume 19

Harris, J. Rendel, Agnes S. Lewis, and Frederick C. Conybeare

1913 The Story of Ahikar. APOT, ed. Robert H. Charles. Oxford: Clarendon. 2: 715–84.

1898[3] Ahikar from the Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Greek and Slavonic Versions. London: C.J. Clay and Sons.

James, Montague R.

1897 Apocrypha Anecdota, 2d ser., Texts and Studies 5/1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1913 Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur. The Museum Publication of the Babylonian Section, vol. 3. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

Kohler, Kaufmann

1903 Demonology. JE, ed. Isidore Singer, 12 vols. New York: Funk and Wagnalls. 4: 514–20.

Marshall, John T.

1898–1904a “Asmodeus .” HDB, 5 vols. Edinburgh: Clark. 1: 172–73.

1898–1904b “Tobit, the Book of.” HDB 4: 785–89.

Moulton, James H.

1899–1900 “The Iranian Background of Tobit.” ExpTim 11: 257–60.

1913 “The Magian Material of Tobit.” Early Zoroastrianism. London: Williams and Norgate. Esp. pp. 99, 332

Neubauer, Adolph

1878 The Book of Tobit: A Chaldee Text from a Unique Manuscript in the Bodleian Library, with Other Rabbinical Texts, English Translations and the Itala. Oxford: Clarendon.

Nickelsburg, George W.E.

1988 The Experience of Demons (and Angels) in 1 Enoch, Jubilees, and the Book of Tobit.

Oesterley, William O. E.

1914 “Tobit.” The Books of the Apocrypha: Their Origin, Teaching and Contents. New York: Ravel. Pp. 349–71.

1935 “Tobit.” An Introduction to the Books of the Apocrypha. London: SPCK. Pp. 161–71.

Sayce, Archibald H.

1908 Tobit and the Babylonian Apocryphal Writings. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Pp. i–xiii, 1–26.

Simpson, David C.

1913a “The Book of Tobit .” APOT 1: 174–241. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Toy, Crawford

1906 “Tobit, Book of.” JE, eds. Isidore Singer et al.; 12 vols. New York: Funk and Wagnalls. 12: 171–72.

Wicks, Henry J.

1915 The Doctrine of God in the Jewish Apocalyptic and Apocryphal Literature. London: Hunter and Longhurst (Repr. by KTAV in 1971).


[1] Also one could check out my GoogleBooks Libraryfor some non full text Tobit works, clicking on the Tobit tag

[2] This might not be the actual work, but I have been unable to find the book with that Title or its other title Variorum Apocrypha

[3] According to Oesterley’s The Books of the Apocrypha… this book was republished in 1914, with more content.  But I have been unable to find this

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