Tobiah

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Hebrew name טוֹבִיָּה (Toviyyah, Yahweh is good).

Proper noun[edit]

Tobiah

  1. An Ammonite mentioned in the Book of Nehemiah. (biblical character)
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Nehemiah 2:19:
      But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?
  2. (rare) A male given name.

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