Penitent Thief

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Penitent Thief:

see Good ThiefGood Thief
or Penitent Thief,
in the New Testament, the malefactor crucified with Jesus who did not revile Him; Jesus promised him Paradise that day. In the Roman martyrology his feast is Mar. 25. His name in tradition is Dismas or Desmas, that of the other thief Gesmas.
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References in classic literature ?
Out of this place she got the crown of thorns, the nails of the cross, the true Cross itself, and the cross of the penitent thief.
Guppy like a meanly penitent thief, "the person I was to have had the letters of, has come to a sudden end, and--" He stops.
Dismas is the penitent thief crucified alongside Jesus Christ, who said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
One memorable one: On the cross on Good Friday the penitent thief heard this comforting promise - Today you will be with me in paradise.
Hanged in Shame, Standing in Glory: Life Lessons from the Thief on the Cross" offers the reader a closer examination of Christ's words to the penitent thief as recorded in the Gospel of Luke.
And he assured the penitent thief, crucified with him: "Today you shall be with me in Paradise.
A PENITENT thief called police to his jail cell to confess to 305 burglaries.
Dismas is the one described as the penitent thief,although he shows little evidence of penitence,and he was probably a Jewish terrorist rather than a thief.
What, for instance, is Luke's role in the story of the penitent thief and what does this say about what he wants his readers to understand through his telling of it?
John McClure, president of Signalman Publishing, stated, "This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand the Gospel message and appreciate the interaction between Jesus and the penitent thief.