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All that is known of Dismas is that he is the Good Thief crucified with Christ on
Calvary. The other thief is known as Gestas. A completely unsubstantiated myth from the Arabic
Gospel of the Infancy that enjoyed great popularity in the West during the Middle Ages had two
thieves who held up the Holy Family on the way to Egypt. Dismas bought off Gestas with forty
drachmas to leave them unmolested, whereupon the Infant predicted that they would be crucified with
Him in Jerusalem, and that Dismas would accompany Him to Paradise.
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