And here we have the last of the present batch of work from the McMaster Museum of Art.
Tobit mandates the return of a stolen goat, he senses the sad, disgraceful deeds of his wife.
This depicts Tobit 2: 13-14. Tobit is wrong about his wife and the goat. The image shows us that she earned the goat by working at a loom. The Biblical story tells us only that she did “women’s work” and that it involved a product which she sent to her clients. She reprimands him sharply for his mistrust.
Tobit is a fun book. It’s a part of the Apocrypha and quite fanciful in places. It also has some humour, which you don’t find too much of in the Bible.