Ga'brias (Γαβρίας v.r. Γαβρεί, i.e., גִּברַיָּה, hero of Jehovah), according to the present text of the Sept. the brother of Gabael, to whom Tobit intrusted (παρέθετο) ten talents of silver (Tob. 1:14), though in another place (Tob. 4:20, τῷ τοῦ Γαβρία; compare Fritzsche, Exeg. Handb. ad loc.) he is described as his father. The readings throughout are very uncertain, and in the versions the names are strangely confused. It is an obvious correction to suppose that Γαβαήλῳ τῷ ἀδελφῷ τῷ Γαβρία should be read in 1:14, as is in fact suggested by Cod. F.A., Γαβήλῳ ... τῷ ἀδ. τῷ Γαβρεί. The misunderstanding of τω αδεγφω (comp. Tob. 1:10, 16, etc.) naturally occasioned the omission of the article. The old Latin has Gabelo fratri meo filio Gabahel; and so also 4:20.

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