1. (Sept. Τωβίας, but some MSS. omit; Vulg. Thobias.) The eighth named of the nine Levites sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the law in the cities of Judah (2Ch 17:8). . B.C. 910.
2. (Sept. οἱ χρήσιμοι αὐτῆς ; Vulg. Tobias.) Second named of the three or four representative men of the Jewish captives in the time of Zechariah, in whose presence the prophet was commanded to take crowns of silver and gold and put them on the head of Joshua the high-priest (Zec 6:10,14). B.C. 519. Rosenmüller conjectures that he was one of a deputation who came up to Jerusalem from the Jews who still remained in Babylon with contributions of gold and silver for the Temple. But Maurer considers that the offerings were presented by Tobijah and his companions, because the crowns were commanded to be placed in the Temple as a memorial of their visit and generosity. SEE ZECHARIAH.