The Gospel Of Thomas Has Some Evidence That One Of Jesus' Disciples Was His Twin Brother

In the mid-20th century, two farmers made a great discovery in Nag Hammadi, Egypt: a trove of biblical manuscripts that supplied insight on the divisions within the Christian church. The Nag Hammadi Library, as the place became known, comprised at least 50 previously unseen gospels and codices, including the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, which derived from faiths and beliefs declared to be heresies.

In the early years of the Christian faith, preachers and supposed prophets were ubiquitous, and many beliefs and practices contradicted one another. Once the Christian faith consolidated into a single church, the Bible underwent changes, and parts became omitted; everything not included in the orthodoxy either got wiped out or condemned as heretical.

The Gospel of Thomas is among the many Gnostic gospels that the church doesn't want you to read. This text, among others, has led readers to question whether or not Jesus had a twin brother. Though some scholars aren't convinced, the Gospel of Thomas does present ideas and concepts absent from the church's canonical gospels.