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Thomas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, doubting Thomas, Thomas the doubting Apostlenoun
the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)
One who requires proof before believing.
One who finds belief difficult.
Etymology: Eponym for the Apostle Thomas.
A doubting Thomas is a skeptic who refuses to believe without direct personal experience — a reference to the Gospel of John's depiction of the Apostle Thomas, who, in John's account, refused to believe the resurrected Jesus had appeared to the ten other apostles until he could see and feel Jesus' crucifixion wounds. In art, the episode (formally called the Incredulity of Thomas) has been frequently depicted since at least the 15th century, with its depiction reflecting a range of theological interpretations.
A doubting Thomas is a skeptic who refuses to believe without direct personal experience—a reference to the Apostle Thomas, who refused to believe that the resurrected Jesus had appeared to the eleven other apostles, until he could see and feel the wounds received by Jesus on the cross. In art the episode has been frequently depicted since at least the 5th century, with its depiction reflecting a range of theological interpretations.
The numerical value of doubting Thomas in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of doubting Thomas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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