To·​bi·​ad | \ təˈbīəd \
plural -s

Definition of Tobiad

: a member of a Jewish party of the Maccabean period favoring the Hellenization of the Jews

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History and Etymology for Tobiad

Tobias, father of Joseph, flourished about 210 b.c., founder of the Tobiads + English -ad (member of a group)

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“Tobiad.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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