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Discovery Magazine 9/1/2004

Jesus Died on the Cross; We Know That. But, Do We Know What the Thief’s Name Was That Jesus Talked to When Both Were on A Cross?

by  Digger Doug

Questions from Lynda Easter, Grants Pass, OR

 

Dear Lynda,

The Bible does not tell us the thieves’ names. It just says that there were two of them, and that they were on both sides of Jesus (Luke 23:33-43).

The supposed names of these thieves appear in a book other than the Bible. This book, called the “Gospel of Nicodemus,” says their names were Dimas (on Jesus’ right) and Gestas (on Jesus’ left). It also says that Jesus talked to Dimas. However, the



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