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  1. Matthew the Apostle (Saint Matthew) (Koine Greek: Ματθαῖος, romanized: Matthaîos; Aramaic: ܡܬܝ, romanized: Mattāy) is named in the New Testament as one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. According to Christian traditions, he was also one of the four Evangelists as author of the Gospel of Matthew , and thus is also known as Matthew ...

  2. Apr 1, 2019 · As one of the twelve apostles, Matthew was there throughout almost all of Jesus’ ministry. The only people who saw more of who Jesus was and what he was capable of were Peter, James, and John. Some argue that Matthews role as an eyewitness is evidence that he didn’t write the Gospel of Matthew.

  3. May 2, 2024 · Saint Matthew, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus and the traditional author of the first Synoptic Gospel (the Gospel According to Matthew). Other than naming Matthew in the list of Apostles, the New Testament offers scant and uncertain information about his life.

  4. Sep 9, 2021 · Matthew, also known as Levi, is listed as one of the 12 disciples in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and Acts. We know from the narratives that he was a tax collector. But is there more we can learn about Matthew? Does church history tell us anything about this disciple? Who Was Matthew the Tax Collector?

  5. Jan 4, 2022 · Answer. Matthew in the Bible was one of Jesus’ disciples. Matthews Gospel, along with the Gospels of Luke, John, and Mark, is an inspired—and thus accurate and true—history of the life of Christ. His Gospel is the longest of the four, and some scholars believe it was the first to be written.

  6. Aug 14, 2020 · By. Jack Zavada. Updated on August 14, 2020. Matthew the apostle had been a dishonest tax collector driven by greed until Jesus Christ chose him as a disciple. Also called Levi, Matthew was not a stand-out character in the Bible; He is only mentioned by name in the lists of apostles and in the account of his calling.

  7. Apr 2, 2014 · Updated: Apr 22, 2021. Photo: Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images. Synopsis. Born in Palestine sometime in the 1st century, Saint Matthew was one of Jesus's 12 apostles and also one of the four...

  8. Feb 17, 2021 · Updated Feb 17, 2021. Claims to fame: Matthew works as a tax collector before meeting Jesus. He becomes an active follower/disciple of Jesus. Matthew invites over his “sinner” friends to meet Jesus. He agrees to serve as one of the 12 apostles. Matthew travels extensively with Jesus and the apostles. He is an eyewitness of Jesus Christ’s ascension.

  9. Matthew 1. The Genealogy of Jesus. ( Ruth 4:18–22; Luke 3:23–38) 1 This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar,

  10. In contrast, the disciples/apostles receive authority, like Jesus, to heal ( Matt 10:1-6) and are destined to judge Israel from twelve thrones ( Matt 19:28 ). Besides Judas the betrayer ( Matt 10:4 ), Matthew is the only member of the twelve linked with sinners through his role as tax collector.

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