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The "Whole Truth" : rethinking retribution in the Book of Tobit

  title={The "Whole Truth" : rethinking retribution in the Book of Tobit},
  author={Micah D. Kiel},
Micah Kiel discusses the overly simplistic nomenclature ('Deuteronomistic') given to Tobit's perspective on retribution and attempts to show, by coordinating it with Sirach and parts of 1 Enoch, how the book's view is much more complex than is normally asserted. Kiel argues that the return of Tobit's sight is a catalyst that ushers in new theological insight, specifically, that the world does not run to the tightly mechanized scheme of act and consequence. Kiel's close comparison between Tobit… Expand
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