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Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle (Biblical Hebrew: תוֹמָאס הקדוש‎; Ancient Greek: Θωμᾶς; Coptic: ⲑⲱⲙⲁⲥ; Classical Syriac: ܬܐܘܡܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ‎ Tʾōmā šliḥā (Thoma Sheliha)), also called Didymus ("twin"), was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Thomas is commonly known as "Doubting Thomas" because he doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told of it (as related in the Gospel of John alone); later, he confessed his faith, "My Lord and my God," on seeing Jesus' crucifixion wounds. According to traditional accounts of the Saint Thomas Christians of modern-day Kerala in India, Thomas is believed to have travelled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, travelling as far as the Malabar Coast which is in modern-day Kerala. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas the Apostle has received more than 2,288,610 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Thomas the Apostle ranks 50 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Alexander VI, Pope Clement VII, Benedict of Nursia, Pope Gregory I, Saint Valentine, and Romulus Augustulus. After him are Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Pius XI, Jerome, Isaiah, Pope Pius IX, and Joshua.

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Among people born in 1, Thomas the Apostle ranks 2Before him is James, son of Zebedee. After him are Saint Stephen, Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, Saint Matthias, Saint Veronica, Pope Linus, Barabbas, Pope Anacletus, Thomas Bangalter, and Vologases I of Parthia. 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 294Before him are James, son of Zebedee (1), Herod the Great (-73), John the Apostle (6), Jonah (-850), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), and Isaac (-1900). After him are Isaiah (-800), Saint Anne (-100), Philip the Apostle (5), Saint Stephen (1), Simon the Zealot (1), and Josephus (37).