'Matthew' (the tax collector) According to one Christian website, Matthew "become a missionary and was jailed in Ethiopia." He was staked, or impaled, to the ground with spears and then beheaded there. His body was left for four days before it was taken down.
According to another source, Matthew was crucified.
He was buried in an unmarked grave. Some believe that his body was later removed from the tomb and taken by Jewish people who lived in Jerusalem to bury again in his home town of Galilee.
According to disputed mythology, Matthew died as a martyr for the cause of Christ. According to the Catholic Church's official "Roman Martyrology," Matthew was killed in Ethiopia. Foxe's Book of Martyrs backs up Matthew's martyrdom legend, saying that he was slaughtered with a halberd in the city of Nabadar. Other sources claim that he was executed with Paul the Apostle.
In any case, his death helped spread the message of Jesus Christ. He is included in the list of the Apostles found in the book of Acts.
"As Jesus moved on from there," the Gospel of Matthew says, "he noticed a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth." "Follow me," he said, and Matthew rose up and did so. Then Jesus directed his attention to his disciples and said, "I am convinced that none of you will be lost even if all of Jerusalem does not believe."
The name Matthew means "gift of God." This is the first time this name is used in the New Testament to refer to someone other than Jesus' mother. The fact that Jesus chose this particular man to carry his message and to have him as an apostle shows that he wanted his message to be spread around.
Matthew follows Jesus as one of his disciples. He sees everything Jesus does and hears everything he says. It is because of this that we can be sure that what we read in this book by Matthew is true. If something important had been left out, Jesus would have told Matthew to include it in his Gospel.
In chapter 9 of his Gospel, Matthew tells us that Jesus called him to be one of his followers. From that moment on, Matthew no longer worked for the Jewish authorities but instead served Christ.
During Jesus' trial before Caiaphas, the high priest, he uses this man named Matthew as evidence that Jesus is innocent.
Matthew wrote the first Gospel of the New Testament of the Bible, now known as the Gospel of Matthew. He worked as a tax collector in Capernaum before preaching the message of God. The patron saint of tax collectors and accountants is Matthew.
He is considered the most important author among the four canonical gospels because he presented Jesus' life in detail while the others only provide a brief summary. Also, his gospel is the longest with 614 verses while the other three gospels contain between 64 and 66 chapters each.
Besides being the author of the Gospel of Matthew, Matthew is also credited with having written the book of Mark (although this has not been proven) and having been the disciple who heard and recorded what Jesus said and did. Matthew was likely born in Jerusalem but brought up in Galilee. He may have become a follower of Jesus early in his career but is not sure about it. He probably saw firsthand how Jesus healed people on the Sabbath and delivered messages from God, which inspired him to write down these events.
It is believed that Matthew died at an old age in Italy, although this has not been confirmed officially.
His body was buried in a tomb in Egypt but this site has never been found so perhaps it was destroyed over time.
Matthew regularly draws to Old Testament literature in this gospel to demonstrate that Jesus is the Messiah, Christ, and Anointed One. In this book, Matthew discusses his calling and the first evangelical dinner party: As Jesus continued on, he noticed a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you prime ministers of my kingdom." At first, Matthew thought that Jesus was joking with him, but when Jesus showed up again, this time to Levi's house, he found that Matthew had done as he said. Then Jesus started talking about his death, burial, and resurrection, which led to Matthew writing this gospel.