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A review of the definite article in John 20:28

Is Jesus called “the God” in John 20:28? Does the presence of the word “the” in the Greek text indicate that he is God Almighty or does it merely serve some other purpose?

This post will briefly demonstrate that the word “the” is likely to be used due to the words being in direct address from Thomas to Jesus; therefore it would be ill-advised to dogmatically assert that it means “the God almighty”.┬áDespite this, it will be further demonstrated that the Jewish confession of faith in their Lord and God found in Deuteronomy 6:4-5 likely forms the framework of Thomas’ words, thereby demonstrating Jesus’ divinity.