Before Matthew was called by Christ Matthew would have had two names in Hebrew, one of his Hebrew names was thought to be Levi. The name Matthew was taken as a Christian name after he was called by Jesus. Matthew in Hebrew is Mattija, which can translate to “gift of Iaveh” or “gift of Yahweh” which equates to Theodore. Post-Biblical name was shortened to Mattia which is also a Hebrew translation. It was later translated into Greek, Mathaios then understood to be Matthew. He was mostly Aramaic and spoke in Hebrew tongue, “the son of Alphens.” (Mark 2:14) Church scholars do not believe that Matthew was brother to James the Lesser, whose father was also named Alphens. Matthew was mostly likely lived in Capharhaum, and thus collected taxes for Herod Antipas. Because of his education and birth he is thought not to have been a Roman official but a subordinate officer; because, the Roman occupation in B.C. 63 precautionary measures were being taken thus the content raise of taxes. He probably collected a Portitores, a branch of the regular revenues of Roman state who must collect import and export goods., serving under the Publicani, superior officials who collected the tax and sent it to the state. Thus he was hated by the Pharisees even after he had been called and converted. Matthew was called from in a crowd of sinners and politicians mentions in Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:34, 15:1. Scholars believe him to be the sixth Apostle called, it is known that he was called by Jesus after James, Peter and John were faithful apostles, also said that he was the first apostle to be called that was not one of John the Baptists pupils (studylight.com). Matthew’s ministry played a huge role in spreading the word of God even through it is unclear where he went and most churches cannot agree upon many details. Yet it is known that he was to have been a witness to the Resurrection and the Ascension. After the apostles dispersed it was unclear exactly where his travels took him and with whom he traveled. In Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15 and Acts 1:13 it states he preached in seven to eight different places with Thomas. The tradition that was passed on by word of mouth said that he preached for fifteen years in one place before he continued his travels. Finally early church fathers, Iregeaus and Clement of Alexandria, proclaimed Mathew spoke his Gospel in Judea in his native tongue of Hebrew to the Jewish community. (catholic.org) Eusebius, another church father, said that Matthew’s Gospel was first passed on by word of mouth, in Hebrew, before he left Judea. (newadvent.org) After Matthew left Judea he was thought to have gone to Palestine, Ethiopia, Macedonian, Syrian, Persia, Dahlia and Medea. In the Quran it mentions “helpers of God”, thought to be Matthew and Andrew, who went to preach the word of the Lord in Ethiopia. (catholic.org) Even through it is unclear where he preached and died after he left Judea many Churches including: the Roman Catholic, Latin, Greek, Anglican, Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox claim him to be a saint. Churches, mostly, agree that he died in or around Hierapolis or Ethiopia. The Latin, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Anglican Churches celebrate Saint Matthew’s feast day on September 21 while the Greek Church celebrates his feast on November 16. The schools of thought as to why they are different are because of the use of two different calendars, The Julian calendar verses The Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar is what we use today which was formatted back in 45 B.C. by Julius Caesar while The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII by decree in 1582 then later adjusted and reaccepted. Matthew however is recognized as the patron saint of: accountancies, bankers, tax collectors and finical offices.
The Apostle Matthew-
Matthew was one of the twelve disciples, a saint, an apostle, and an evangelist. He is even believed to be the creator of the Gospel of Matthew. However, not much is known about him and he is actually only mentioned five times in the New Testament. But from those five times, a lot is revealed about him. Matthew was born in Galilee and his father was named Alphaeus. He was a tax-collector in Capharnaum who collected taxes for King Herod. When Jesus calls Matthew to follow…
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Peter Paul Rubens. It will discuss their art work similarities, meanings, and etc.
The first painting that will be discussed is The Calling of St. Matthew by Michelangelo. It shows Levi (St. Matthew’s name before he became the apostle) was at the table with four men counting money in the upper right of the painting. Christ enters with St. Peter and summons Levi. Levi gesture with his hand as if saying, “Who, me?”,with his other hand still…
myrrh? ~Matthew 2:11
Peter did this three times before the
The three men who were
thrown into the furnace
for not worshipping an
idol. To the king’s
they did not burn.
Who are Meshach, Shadrach, and
Abed-Nego? ~Daniel 3
the oaks of
Genesis 18: 1
in this picture.
Who are Peter, James, and John?
Matthew 17: 1-2
The purpose for the book of Matthew was to convince the Jews that Jesus really is the Messiah they were promised in the Old Testament. Many didn’t believe him and considered him a blasphemer. The first 17 verses of the first chapter lay out the genealogy of Jesus, which qualified him as the valid Savior. In Chapter 10 he tells of the disciples and their instructions for spreading the word that the Messiah has arrived. Matthew spends the middle of the book telling about Jesus’ miracles and…
speak. In Matthew 26:26-29, Jesus takes bread and wine at the Last Supper and, declaring it as his body and blood, gives it to his apostles to eat and drink. The feeding foretold the Last Supper, the event in which the Eucharist took place.
The passages of the feeding and the Last Supper have significant differences. The feeding of five thousand is just that. Jesus feeds five thousand people, creating food that was not previously there, whereas in the Last Supper Jesus and the apostles already…
unity between the four Gospels. As earlier indicated, the first three Gospels are known as the Synoptic Gospels. The word “synoptic” is derived in the Greek language meaning; “together in view”. The Gospels consisting of the Synoptic Gospels include; Matthew, Luke and Mark. They are known as Synoptic because of the similarity in account they give in relation to the life of Christ. The three together with John, are known as the Gospel because they contain the good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection…
Chapter 3 deals with all occurrences of tithes in the Bible. This helps us to establish the fact on how tithing was done, with what substances, and at what intervals; for whom were the tithes meant for and who were supposed to pay tithes. It helps us to know that tithing was actually never done with money and GOD actually warned against the use of money.
Chapter 4 merged and grouped all the occurrences of tithe together and some other scripture verses were added where necessary for full story. Additional…
Connor Pitisci’s Saint Name Report
I chose St. Matthew as the saint whose name I will take at Confirmation because my middle name is the same and I wanted to learn more about him. Matthew’s original name was Levi and he was raised in Capernaum by his father, Alphaeus. He knew many languages, particularly Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew). He was a Jewish man who worked for the Romans collecting taxes from other Jews. Because many tax collectors were known for keeping some of the money they collected…
majority—of those who read Matthew 10:28 misunderstand what Jesus meant.
In the context of Matthew 10, Jesus warned His followers that wicked men would persecute them unjustly. As He sent them out to preach, He admonished them to boldly speak the truth without fearing the repercussions. In the course of His forewarning, He said: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28; cf. Luke 12:4-5).…
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:18-19
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at…