Jesus Christ


Matthew, also called Levi, was a tax collector whom Jesus called to be one of his disciples. The fact that tax collectors at that time were dishonest in their collections (demanding more money from people than what they actually had to pay) shows Jesus’ great mercy and love for those considered to be great sinners. Matthew’s Gospel was most likely the first Gospel written and was intended for a Jewish audience due to its numerous references to the Old Testament.

Date lived

1st century A.D.