Who was Thomas in the Bible?

Here's the answer:

Thomas was one of Jesus’ twelve apostles.

Thomas was also known as Didymus (John 11:16) which is the Greek word that translates to Thomas. Both words mean “twin.” Nowhere in the Bible are we told who Thomas’ twin is or what his name is.

It was approaching the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry and people in Judaea were plotting to kill Jesus. Jesus said he was going to Bethany to see his friend Lazarus, who was dying. Bethany was close to Judaea, so it was very dangerous for Jesus to travel there. The disciples were very scared. Thomas was not. Instead, he said they should go and if they died they would die with the Lord (John 11:16).

The second major occasion of Thomas’ life was after Jesus’ resurrection. This is where he earned the nickname “doubting Thomas.” Jesus had risen from the dead, but Thomas doubted. Jesus tells Thomas to place his fingers in His wounds. The Lord tells him to stop doubting and to believe (John 20:27). Thomas believed after seeing the evidence. After believing, Thomas declares Jesus to be his Lord and God (John 20:28).

Bible Truth

"Then Thomas, who was also called Didymus, spoke to the rest of the disciples. 'Let us go also,' he said. 'Then we can die with Jesus'" (John 11:16).

"Then he said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here. See my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe' (John 20:27).

"Thomas said to him, 'My Lord and my God!'" (John 20:28).