Matthew, also known as Levi, son of Alphaeus, was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists. He was a tax collector by trade until Jesus called him to follow Him. This would have made Matthew literate in Aramaic and Greek. Matthew witnessed the Ressurrected Jesus and His ascension. He was also present at Pentecost at the coming of the Holy Spirit in the upper room. Later in life Matthew wrote the Gospel of Matthew.
- ↑ Mark 2:14
- ↑ Matthew 10:2-4
- ↑ Matthew 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17; Luke 5:27-28
- ↑ Catherine Hezser, Jewish Literacy in Roman Palestine, p. 172.
- ↑ Luke 24:50-53; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11
- ↑ Acts 2:1-4
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