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Matthew and the angel

Matthew, also known as Levi, son of Alphaeus,[1] was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus[2] and one of the four Evangelists. He was a tax collector by trade until Jesus called him to follow Him.[3] This would have made Matthew literate in Aramaic and Greek.[4] Matthew witnessed the Ressurrected Jesus and His ascension.[5] He was also present at Pentecost at the coming of the Holy Spirit in the upper room.[6] Later in life Matthew wrote the Gospel of Matthew.

References Edit

  1. Mark 2:14
  2. Matthew 10:2-4
  3. Matthew 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17; Luke 5:27-28
  4. Catherine Hezser, Jewish Literacy in Roman Palestine, p. 172.
  5. Luke 24:50-53; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11
  6. Acts 2:1-4

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