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We find the names of the 12 apostles of Jesus the Christ in: Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:14-19 and Luke 6:13-16. “And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, and Judas [also called Thaddeus or Jude] the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.” (ESV)
Each of these men sacrificed everything to follow the Lord. In Luke 18:28, their spokesman Peter said, "We have left all we had to follow you!" (NIV) They gave up family, friends, homes, jobs, and all things familiar to answer Christ's call. They formed the foundation of the Christian church, initiating a movement that steadily spread across the face of the earth.
Levi, who became the Apostle Matthew, was a customs official in Capernaum who taxed imports and exports based on his own judgment. The Jews hated him because he worked for Rome and betrayed his countrymen. But when Matthew the dishonest tax collector heard two words from Jesus, "Follow me," he left everything and obeyed. Matthew recognized Jesus as someone worth sacrificing for.
There are two traditions for the death of Matthew. He was killed with a halberd (a pike fitted with an axe head) in 60 CE in Nadabah, then beheaded. He was stabbed in the back with a sword, then crucified.
Meet the Apostles
Call of the Apostles (2)
Synopsis of Matthew
The Tax Collector
Death of Matthew
Thoughts on Matthew
Matthew, the Man
Referenced in the Bible
Key Bible Verses
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