Note; I am puzzling over this passage. There is a regular parallelism between what Thomas says and the Lord’s challenge to Thomas when he sees him. However, the “see” and “finger” are switched around in order and the “print of the nails” is left out. Is this an example of Seidel’s law of reverse quotation. Any thoughts?
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them,
A. Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails,
B. and put my finger into the print of the nails,
C. and thrust my hand into his side,
D. I will not believe.
27 Then saith he to Thomas,
B’. Reach hither thy finger,
A’. and behold my hands;
C’. and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side:
D’. and be not faithless, but believing.