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  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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,

  5. Matthew is included in all four canonical lists of the twelve apostles ( Matt 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15, Acts 1:13 ). He is also traditionally identified with Levi, a tax collector whom Jesus calls and dines with in Mark 2:13-17 and Luke 5:27-32.

  6. Matthew is the most Jewish-centric of the four gospels. The apostle regularly invoked the writings of the Old Testament prophets in an effort to illustrate Jesus’s identity as Israel’s long-awaited Messiah. However, the gospel of Matthew has been notoriously difficult to date.

  7. Matthew the Apostle ( Saint Matthew) 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 the Evangelist.

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