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Questions about Thomas the Apostle (not to be confused with the gospel of Thomas)

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Did Thomas touch Jesus hand(s), or seeing was enough for him to believe?

In John 20:24‭-‬25 one reads But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto ...
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How do we reconcile Jesus appearance in Luke & John passage relating to Thomas?

How do we reconcile Jesus' appearance in the Luke & John passages relating to Thomas: Matt 27 - Judas killed himself before Jesus' resurrection Luke 24 - Jesus met the rest of the disciples ...
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If Thomas at John 20:28 was speaking in Aramaic, what are the options for what he originally said?

At John 20:28, Thomas famously exclaims "My Lord and my God!" This could be translated in different ways. In particular, 'Lord' is ambiguous (Adonai or Adoni?) and 'God' is ambiguous (God or ...
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In John 20:28, why does Thomas refer to God as 'my' God?

There is significant debate about the meaning and import of Thomas' exclamation in John 20:28 of "My Lord and my God!" including what the proper understanding is of both significant terms, '...
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When Jesus tells Thomas to reach out his hand and 'put it into' his side, was he wearing clothing covering his side?

In John 20:27, Jesus says to Thomas "Put your finger here and look at My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe." echoing the claim by Thomas at John ...
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Name: Thomas, does it mean twin? [closed]

I'm looking at the name Thomas in (especially) the Gospel of John where it appears seven times as a major actor in the narrative. In the synoptic gospels and acts, his name only shows up once in a ...
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(John 20) Why wasn't Thomas at the first meeting with Christ

In the Gospel of John, Thomas plays a huge role compared to the other gospels. He seems to be present quite a bit, and as a leader. My question is: "Why wasn't Thomas at the first meeting of Jesus ...
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