The plan to heal Tobit’s eyes (Tob 11:1-11:4)

“When they came near to Kaserin, which is opposite Nineveh, Raphael said.

‘You are aware of how we left your father.

Let us run ahead of your wife.

Let us prepare the house while they are still on the way.’  

As they went on together Raphael said to Tobias.

‘Have the gall of the fish ready.’

The dog went along behind them.”

It was about 400 miles from Ecbatana to Nineveh, so there is no indication of how long this trip took. As they got close to Nineveh, Raphael wanted him and Tobias to go ahead of the caravan of people so that they could prepare the house for his new bride. Raphael wanted to know if Tobias still had the fish gall bladder. Once again, as at the beginning of this trip, the dog appears to be with them, although there was no other mention of him throughout this trip.