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Didymus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Didymus
Didymus (Δίδυμος, Didymos; Θωμᾶς, Thōmas). Another name for Thomas, the apostle of Jesus who doubted Jesus’ resurrection (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; John 11:16; 14:5; 20:24–28; 21:2; Acts 1:13).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Didymus
Didymus. Greek word for “twin” and another name for the apostle Thomas in John 11:16; 20:24; and 21:2.See Thomas, The Apostle.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Didymus
DIDYMUS* Greek for “twin” and another name for the apostle Thomas in John 11:16, 20:24, and 21:2, nlt mg. See Thomas, The Apostle.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Didymus
Didymus (did´uh-muhs), a Greek name for Thomas, which the nrsv renders “twin” (the literal meaning of both “Didymus” and “Thomas”). The name Didymus is used in three verses in John’s Gospel in the kjv and niv (11:16; 20:24; 21:2). See also Thomas.Dill.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Didymus
DIDYMUS. A transliteration of the Gr. didymos, an alternative appellation for the apostle Thomas (Jn 11:16; 20:24; 21:2), probably used by Gr. speaking Christians. It appears in the papri as a proper name as well as a common noun meaning “twin”. This is also the meaning of Aram. t˒ôma˒ (Gr. thōmas).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Didymus
Didymus [dĭdˊə məs] (Gk. Didymos “twin”). A surname of the apostle Thomas, the Greek equivalent of Heb. te˒ōm “twin.” Whereas the KJV and the NIV transliterate the Greek term as Didymus at John 11:16; 20:24; 21:2, the RSV and JB translate it as “Twin”See Thomas.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Didymus
DIDYMUS The Greek name of the apostle Thomas (John 11:16; 20:24; 21:2). The name means “twin” in Greek (Didymos), as “Thomas” does in Aramaic (tĕʾômāʾ).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Didymus
Didymus (the Gk. form of the Heb. ‘Thomas’, i.e. ‘twin’). An alternative name in Jn. 11:16, 20:24, 21:2 for the Apostle *Thomas.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Didymus
Did´ymus (the twin), a surname of the apostle Thomas. John 11:16; 20:24; 21:2. [Thomas.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Didymus
DID´YMUS (didʹi-mus; “twin”). A surname (John 11:16) of the apostle Thomas.
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