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.
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Interpretive Paper #3: Matthew 5:43-48
Matthew is the first book in the New Testament, written by Matthew himself in Israel. It is one of three synoptic gospels, and was written with the Gospel of Mark as a guide. He wrote this book to the followers of Jesus and with a Jewish audience in mind. It is to this Roman-ruled nation of Jews that Matthew was really trying to reach and address in his Gospel. Ironically Matthew was a Jew himself, but not only a Jew, a tax collector as well. It all…
Themes and Characteristics in Matthew’s Gospel
Important Scholars/ Bible quotes
Matthew seems rather fond of arranging his material in numerical patterns. Some think that Matthew arranged the main teachings of Jesus into five discourses, or blocks, to correspond to the five books of Moses.
In the genealogy which begins Matthew’s gospel (1:1- 17) there are fourteen generations corresponding to the number of King David’s name – in Hebrew each letter has…
21, September 2014
Who Am I?
Who Am I? In my eyes and the people around me they see a young man who can do just about anything. My personal quality, talent, accomplishment, and contribution are that I’m a person who won’t give up or give in to anything that I don’t want to. My personal qualities are, I’m an honest, kind, loving, self-confident and ambitious. My talents are an impeccable gift from god I can accomplish anything if mind is in the right…
With the legislation of suicide in Switzerland, is there a case for allowing assisted suicide in Wales?
By Matthew Davies
An introduction into the term ’Euthanasia’
The word “Euthanasia” is a broad term used for mercy killing and is derived from the Greek word “Eu”; meaning “well” or “good” and “Thanatos”; meaning death. A mercy killing may be taking the life of an individual due to terminal illness, causing suffering and a poor quality of life, comparable to the way in which we make the…
Jesus begins his ministry in Matthew 4:12, after John the Baptist had been “cast into prison.” He left Nazareth into Galilee preaching “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” As he was walking in Galilee, he gathered his disciples and continued the three parts of his ministry: “Preach the Gospel of the kingdom, teaching in the synagogues, and healing the sick and diseased (Matthew 4:23).” Stanley Toussaint in his Behold the King: A Study of Matthew, he says “This ministry is described…
Kim: Native Foreignness
Book by Rudyard Kipling
Review by Matthew Sergent
Matthew R. Sergent
SIS 100: Section .02
17 October 2013
The novel, Kim¸ written by Rudyard Kipling, is about a down trodden white orphan, turned spectacular spy. The story begins in Lahore, a city in the Punjab region of the Indian Subcontinent. Kim embodies the concept of deception and truth throughout his journey in India. Kimball O’Hara, as his full name states, was born to an Irish Soldier…
What happened to Matthew Shepard on October 6th, 1998 was a horrific tragedy. He was beaten, terrorized, and murdered all because of his sexual orientation. When news of this story broke, America when into a media frenzy. Every news station in the country covered this story. The amount of media attention this story got compared to other, similar cases is incomparable. This might have to do with the fact that this was no regular crime, this was a…
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From Foes to Friends
There was once a lonely child that lived alone at his house in the middle of the wilderness of Tennessee. His name was Jonathan Stuart, he was 15 years old, and he had no friends. He spent his days alone in his room wishing for something to happen to bring excitement of any kind to his life. His parents showed him no mind, and he relied on books to occupy him constantly. But one day, fate proved to have other plans in store for Jonathan…