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Thomas the Apostle (Aramaic: 𐡀𐡌𐡅𐡕𐡌, Biblical Hebrew: תוֹמא הקדוש or תוֹמָא שליחא (Toma HaKadosh Thomas the Holy or Toma Shlikha Thomas the Messenger/Apostle in Hebrew-Aramaic), Classical Syriac: ܬܐܘܡܐ, Tʾōmā, meaning "twin"; Koinē Greek: Θωμᾶς), also known as Didymus ("twin"), was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Thomas is commonly known as "Doubting Thomas" because he initially doubted the resurrection of Jesus Christ when he was told of it (as is related in the Gospel of John alone); he later confessed his faith ("My Lord and my God") on seeing the wounds left over from the crucifixion. According to traditional accounts of the Saint Thomas Christians of modern-day Kerala in India, Thomas travelled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, travelling as far as the Tamilakam which is in South India, and reached Muziris of Tamilakam (modern-day North Paravur and Kodungalloor in Kerala State, India) in AD 52. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas the Apostle has received more than 3,406,933 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Thomas the Apostle is the 61st most popular religious figure (down from 42nd in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Israel (down from 18th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Religious Figure.

Thomas the apostle is most famous for doubting Jesus' resurrection.

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Among religious figures, Thomas the Apostle ranks 61 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Clement VII, Luke the Evangelist, Benedict of Nursia, Abu Hanifa, Hildegard of Bingen, and Pope Alexander VI. After him are Daniel, Pope Pius XI, Saint Valentine, John Chrysostom, Pope Sylvester I, and Muhammad al-Bukhari.

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Among people born in 1, Thomas the Apostle ranks 3Before him are Saint Stephen and James, son of Zebedee. After him are Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, Pope Linus, Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, and Onesimus. Among people deceased in 72, Thomas the Apostle ranks 1

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Among people born in Israel, Thomas the Apostle ranks 19 out of 430Before him are Saint Stephen (1), Herod the Great (-73), Judas Iscariot (50), Saul (-1079), Mary Magdalene (-10), and Bartholomew the Apostle (-100). After him are Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Thomas the Apostle ranks 17Before him are Jonah (-850), Saint Stephen (1), Judas Iscariot (50), Saul (-1079), Mary Magdalene (-10), and Bartholomew the Apostle (-100). After him are Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), and Simon the Zealot (1).