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Thomas the Apostle (Biblical Hebrew: תוֹמָאס הקדוש‎; Ancient Greek: Θωμᾶς; Coptic: ⲑⲱⲙⲁⲥ; Classical Syriac: ܬܐܘܡܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ‎ Tʾōmā šliḥā; Malayalam: തോമസ് അപ്പസ്തോലൻ Tēāmas appastēālan), 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 State, India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas the Apostle has received more than 2,568,980 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Thomas the Apostle is the 42nd most popular religious figure (up from 49th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Israel and the 16th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Thomas the Apostle ranks 42 out of 2,272. Before him are Saul, Ignatius of Loyola, Anthony of Padua, Pope Gregory I, Joshua, and Bartholomew the Apostle. After him are Husayn ibn Ali, Romulus Augustulus, Samuel, Pope Alexander VI, Isaiah, and Benedict of Nursia.

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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, Pope Linus, Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, and Silas. Among people deceased in 72, Thomas the Apostle ranks 1

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Among people born in Israel, Thomas the Apostle ranks 18 out of 389. Before him are Jonah (-850), Matthew the Apostle (10), Herod the Great (-73), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), and Bartholomew the Apostle (-100). After him are Isaiah (-800), Saint Stephen (1), Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), and Josephus (37).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Thomas the Apostle ranks 16Before him are James, son of Zebedee (1), Jonah (-850), Matthew the Apostle (10), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), and Bartholomew the Apostle (-100). After him are Isaiah (-800), Saint Stephen (1), Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), and Jude the Apostle (15).