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didymus is "twin" in greek.
(Joh 11:16) Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
(Joh 20:24) But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
(Joh 21:2) There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples
why would they need someone to point him out? surely, they knew what he looked like and could pick him out even in the light of a torch. why did they need someone like judas who was his companion?
(Mat 26:48) Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
(Mar 14:44) And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
(Luk 22:47) And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
(Luk 22:48) But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
maybe because people in that area usually wore something to cover their heads/faces especially during that time?
Originally posted by Hydroman
Maybe because it's not an obvious fact?
But one thing I do find strange is that many of the disciples didn't recognize Jesus after his "resurrection". What was different about him? They could only tell it was him by the scars, apparently. So, why would he have the same scars, but a different face (if that's the case)?