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People: Matthew

Matthew

A tax collector who became one of Jesus' 12 disciples

Background

Matthew was a tax collector whom Jesus called to follow him (Matthew 9:9). Other Gospels know him as Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27). He became one of the twelve disciples. The Gospel of Matthew has traditionally been ascribed to him.

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus