The Frequently asked questions

The Frequently asked questions

and their answers

Who was Thomas?

Thomas is the apostle referenced in the Gospel of John. He is described as the apostle of wavering faith refusing to accept that Christ was risen until he had touched the wounds he received on the cross.  

Who was the Apostle Thomas?

Why isn't the Gospel of Thomas in the Bible?

Athanius The Apostolic was the 20th Pope of Alexandria. In his Easter letter of AD367 Athanius was the first to list the 27 books of the New Testament canon. The Gospel Of Thomas was not included.

Why isn't Thomas In The Bible?

When was the Gospel of Thomas written?

There is a wide variance of opinion regarding this. On the one hand there are academics who have made the case that it was written before the Gospel Of Mark AD70 and others who claim it was not written until the latter half of the second century.

When Was Thomas Written?

Why is the Gospel named after the apostle Thomas?

The Apostle Thomas is the disciple who is purported to have both written the gospel and also to have a special understanding of the teaching it conveys.

Why is The Gospel named After Thomas?

How was the Gospel of Thomas discovered?

The only complete copy of the Gospel was discovered in a clay pot at the base of a cliff along the River Nile in Egypt in 1945.

How Was The Gospel Of Thomas Discovered?

Is the Gospel of Thomas different to the biblical gospels?

About sixty of the 114 sayings have some correlation to things Jesus said in the Biblical gospels though in each instance there are differences.

Similarity To The Biblical Gospels