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Greek: Θωμᾶς —transliteration: Thómas (Aramaic / Hebrew) —meaning: the twin

Thomas was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18, etc.).

He was also called Didymus (John 11:16; 20:24), which is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew name.

All we know regarding him is recorded in the fourth Gospel (John 11:15, 16; 14:4-5; 20:24-29).

Because of the fact that in the lists of the Apostles Thomas is always mentioned along with Matthew, who was the son of Alphaeus (Mark 3:18), and that these two are always followed by James, who was also the son of Alphaeus, it has been supposed that these three, Matthew, Thomas, and James, were brothers.

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Article Version: April 10, 2024