Matthew the Apostle

Saint Matthew the Apostle
Grandes Heures Anne de Bretagne Saint Matthieu.jpg
Matthew the Evangelist, miniature from the Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany, Queen consort of France (1477-1514).
Apostle, Evangelist, and Martyr
Born1st century AD
Capernaum[1]
Died1st century AD
near Hierapolis or Ethiopia, relics in Salerno, Italy
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
Catholic Church
Eastern Catholic Churches
Oriental Orthodoxy
Church of the East
Anglican Communion
Lutheranism
CanonizedPre-Congregation
Major shrinerelics in Salerno, Italy
Feast21 September (Western Christianity)
22 October (Coptic Orthodox)
16 November (Eastern Christianity)
AttributesAngel
PatronageAccountants; Salerno, Italy; bankers; tax collectors; perfumers; civil servants[2]

Matthew the Apostle (Hebrew: מַתִּתְיָהוּMattityahu or מתי Matt, متى Arabic "Gift of YHVH"; Greek: Μαθθαῖος, romanizedMaththaîos; Coptic: ⲙⲁⲧⲑⲉⲟⲥ; also known as Saint Matthew and as Levi) was, according to the Christian Bible, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to Christian tradition, one of the four Evangelists.

In the New Testament

Matthew in a painted miniature from a volume of Armenian Gospels dated 1609, held by the Bodleian Library

Among the early followers and apostles of Jesus, Matthew is mentioned in Matthew 9:9 and Matthew 10:3 as a publican (KJV) or tax collector (NIV) who, while sitting at the "receipt of custom" in Capernaum, was called to follow Jesus.[3] He is also listed among the twelve, but without identification of his background, in Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15 and Acts 1:13. In passages parallel to Matthew 9:9, both Mark 2:14 and Luke 5:27 describe Jesus' calling of the tax collector Levi, the son of Alphaeus, but Mark and Luke never explicitly equate this Levi with the Matthew named as one of the twelve.

Other Languages
العربية: متى
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܡܬܝ ܡܟܣܐ
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Мацьвей (апостал)
Cymraeg: Mathew
dansk: Matthæus
eesti: Matteus
فارسی: متی
한국어: 사도 마태오
hrvatski: Sveti Matej
Bahasa Indonesia: Matius
עברית: מתי
Jawa: Matius
Kiswahili: Mtume Mathayo
latviešu: Svētais Matejs
lietuvių: Apaštalas Matas
Ligure: San Matê
la .lojban.: mataios
lumbaart: San Mattee
Malagasy: Matio
Malti: San Mattew
مصرى: متى
Nederlands: Matteüs (apostel)
日本語: マタイ
norsk nynorsk: Evangelisten Matteus
Piemontèis: Maté (apòstol)
Plattdüütsch: Matthäus (Apostel)
русский: Левий Матфей
Simple English: Matthew the Evangelist
slovenčina: Matúš (apoštol)
slovenščina: Sveti Matej
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Apostol Matej
svenska: Matteus
татарча/tatarça: Леви Маттай
Türkçe: Matta (havari)
اردو: متی
vèneto: San Mateo
Zazaki: Matta
中文: 馬太