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Dysmas
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dismas
Dismas Also called Dysmas and referred to as Demas in the Narrative by Joseph of Arimathea. The name given in Catholic tradition to the penitent thief who was crucified alongside Jesus (Luke 23:40–43).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dysmas
Dysmas dizʹməs. The name given to the penitent thief (cf. Lk. 23:39–43) in the Acts of Pilate and other legenday literature. See Apocryphal Gospels III.B.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dysmas
DYSMAS* Name given to the repentant thief on the cross in apocryphal narratives based on Luke 23:39–43. Sources such as the Arabic Gospel of the Infancy and the Acts of Pilate contain fanciful accounts of earlier dealings between Christ and Dysmas. Patristic writers often commended the repentance of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dysmas
Dysmas (Gk. Dysmás)The unnamed penitent thief crucified with Jesus (Luke 23:39–43), according to early Christian apocryphal stories (cf. the Acts of Pilate). Legends grew that Dysmas (also called Dismas, Demas, Titus, and Zoathan) had defended Mary, Joseph, and Jesus on their trip to Egypt, and that
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dysmas
Dysmas [dĭzˊməs] (Gk. Dysmas).* The name (also Dismas, Demas, Titus) given by a number of apocryphal Gospels and Acts to the penitent criminal of Luke 23:40–43. Some of these accounts include stories of the kindness of Dysmas to the infant Jesus, the prophecy of the infant concerning the crucifixion
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dysmas
DYSMAS The name tradition gives to the Good Thief who was crucified with Jesus (Luke 23:40–43). His name does not appear in Scripture.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Dismas
Dismas. The traditional name of the Good Thief (Lk. 23:39–43) crucified with Christ. The name of the other is said to have been Gestas.The name, from the Gk. δυσμή, ‘dying’, is found in the ‘Gospel of *Nicodemus’, ch. 10; cf. C. *Tischendorf, Evangelia Apocrypha (2nd edn., 1876), pp. 192 f., 362.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dysmas
Dysmas diz’muhs (Δυσμᾶς). Also Dismas, Demas. A name given in later apocryphal accounts to the repentant thief described in Lk. 23:39–43. The Greek Acts of Pilate (9.5) uses it to name the thief on the right, while the unrepentant thief on the left is called Gestas. Syrian sources give the names as
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Dysmas
Dysmas [diz-mus]: the name traditionally given to the penitent thief who was crucified with Christ, the unrepentant one being called Gestas; the names are not actually used in the Bible (Luke 23:39)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DYSMAS
DYSMAS diz´muhs. The Acts of Pilate identifies the penitent criminal crucified with Jesus as Dysmas, and the other criminal as GESTAS.