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The Apostle Matthew. What is an Apostle? Definition of Apostle: An apostle was one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Jesus to preach his gospel. The Apostles of Jesus, including the Apostle Matthew, were missionaries, or leaders of the religious mission in the early Christian Church. The concept of apostle is as a divinely commissioned messenger of the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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  • The patron of Tax collectors and Accountants

  • Date of Death of Saint Matthew is unknown

  • Cause of Death: Axed to Death

The Early Life of the Apostle Matthew
The Life of the Apostle Matthew. Matthew was originally a  tax-gatherer, in the service of the Romans who became one of the twelve Apostles and the author of the first Gospel. He was the son of Alphaeus born at Capernaum, a settlement on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, about a year after the birth of Jesus. Matthew was employed as a tax collector from which he gained knowledge of languages such as Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew. The Roman system for collecting taxes lent itself to fraud and corruption. Wealthy people would 'bid' on the right to collect taxes in their region and anything they collected over the Roman's demands was kept as profit. Tax Collectors were considered "unclean" because they had unacceptable forms of contact with gentile people (the Romans). They were also commonly regarded to be thieves because they were often fraudulent charging extortionist amounts due to the tax collection system.

Jesus and the Apostle Matthew
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. Matthew became a disciple of Jesus spreading Christianity after the crucifixion of Jesus. At the time of the persecution of Herod Agrippa I in 42 AD, Matthew left the country and travelled to Cypress and North Africa.

The Death of the Apostle Matthew
Matthew was put to death at Naddabar in Ethiopia with a halberd (a pike fitted with an axe head).  The year of his death year is unknown.

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