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Jesus and Thomas
24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
Joh 20:24-29. Jesus Again Appears to the Assembled Disciples.
24, 25. But Thomas—(See on Joh 11:16).
was not with them when Jesus came—why, we know not, though we are loath to think (with Stier, Alford and Luthardt) it was intentional, from sullen despondency. The fact merely is here stated, as a loving apology for his slowness of belief.