Thomas

Thomas (Tom´uhs)

One of the twelve apostles of Jesus, called “the twin” in the Gospel of John (John 11:16; John 20:24; John 21:2). He appears in each of the apostolic lists (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). Receiving little mention in the synoptic Gospels, Thomas becomes important in the later portions of the Fourth Gospel. In (John 11:16), he agrees to accompany Jesus into a hostile Judea even if it means death. In (John 14:5), he confesses his ignorance about where Jesus is going and therefore finds it difficult to follow him. In (John 20:24-29), he refuses to believe in Jesus’s resurrection until he sees the scars and is invited to place his fingers where the nails were driven and his hand into Jesus’s side. In (John 21:1-14), Thomas is one of the small group of disciples who go fishing and then see the risen Lord.

John 11:16

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John 20:24

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John 21:2

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Matt 10:3

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Mark 3:18

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Luke 6:15

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Acts 1:13

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John 11:16

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John 14:5

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John 20:24-29

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John 21:1-14

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