However, in the Gospel of Thomas, discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December 1945 – which is not considered canonical unlike the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, John and Luke, despite being the oldest having been dated back to 145AD – supports claims that Thomas could be Christ’s twin.
The Gospel of Thomas begins by saying: “These are the hidden words that the living Jesus spoke. And Didymus Judas Thomas wrote them down.”
In the original Greek version it states: “Judas, who is also called Thomas.”
According to the website Bible Wise, it is thought the name Didymus was added “suggests that later readers were unfamiliar with the Semitic word thoma (meaning twin).”
The Book of Thomas also stated: “The saviour said, ‘Brother Thomas, now, since it has been said that you are my twin and true companion, examine yourself, and learn who you are, in what way you exist, and how you will come to be.