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

16Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

John 20:24

Jesus and Thomas
24But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.

John 21:2

2Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.

Matt 10:3

3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

Mark 3:18

18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,

Luke 6:15

15and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called the Zealot,

Acts 1:13

13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew ... View more

John 11:16

16Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

John 14:5

5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

John 20:24-29

Jesus and Thomas
24But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen t ... View more

John 21:1-14

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
1After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way.2Gath ... View more

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