The death of Tobit (Tob 14:1-14:2)

“Tobit died in peace when he was one hundred twelve years old. He was buried with great honor in Nineveh. He was sixty-two years old when he lost his eyesight. After regaining it, he lived in prosperity. He gave alms. He continued to bless God. He acknowledged God’s majesty.”

Tobit died peacefully at the age of 112 in Nineveh, where he was buried. He never returned to Jerusalem or Naphtali. He was 62 when he became blind, so being blind a few years before his recovery he lived 50 more years after that event.   Once again he was prosperous in Nineveh, as he continued to give to the poor. He continued his last years blessing God and praising his great majesty. He seemed like a very nice guy.


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