Book of Tobit is a scripture that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox biblical canon. The original language of composition remains unclear. Tobit may have been originally composed either in Aramaic or Hebrew, since fragments of Tobit in both languages have been discovered at Qumran.
Jerome described his version for the Vulgate as being made from an Aramaic text available to him. Most English translations since 1966 have relied on the Greek II version.
Year: 225-175 BC
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