Matthew

Matthew (Math´yoo)

One of the original twelve disciples called by Jesus. Matthew appears in all four of the apostolic lists (Matt 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:13). The tradition of the “call” of Matthew is found in (Matt 9:9), where his occupation at the time of the call is identified as that of tax collector (Matt 10:3). In the parallel accounts (Mark 2:13-14; Luke 5:27-28), however, the name of the tax collector is Levi (the son or brother of Alphaeus according to Mark). If Matthew and Levi are the same person, then Matthew is the “son (or brother) of Alphaeus” (Mark 2:14) and thus perhaps the brother of James (not James the brother of John and son of Zebedee), also one of the Twelve (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). Tradition credits Matthew with having composed the Gospel bearing that name, but this view is no longer held by modern scholars.

Matt 10:2-4

2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;3Philip and B ... View more

Mark 3:16-19

16So he appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);17James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, t ... View more

Luke 6:14-16

14Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,15and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and ... View more

Acts 1:13

13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew ... View more

Matt 9:9

The Call of Matthew
9As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and follow ... View more

Matt 10:3

3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

Mark 2:13-14

Jesus Calls Levi
13Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them.14As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Al ... View more

Luke 5:27-28

Jesus Calls Levi
27After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.”28And he got up, left ev ... View more

Mark 2:14

14As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.

Matt 10:3

3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

Mark 3:18

18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,

Luke 6:15

15and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called the Zealot,

Acts 1:13

13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew ... View more

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