St Matthew, Apostle Photos
St Matthew Apostle (aka Matthew the Levite) (1st C) is often referred to in scripture as the tax collector. He was called by Jesus to become one of the original 12 Apostles even though he was unpopular among the Jewish people because of his trade. According to tradition, Matthew preached in Judea and then in Ethiopia or Persia where he might have been martyred. Matthew is considered by some Christians to have been the author of the first gospel. (But we are presenting the Apostle separately from the Evangelist).
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|Calling of Apostle Matthew painting (1548) by Jan Sanders van Hemessen at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
|St Matthew & St Sebastian tempura painting (c1499) by Cristoforo Caselli at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
|St Matthew painting (c1607-9) by Jusepe de Ribera at Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. Rennes, France.
|Thomas, Matthew & James the Less Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar (c1460) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
|Statue of St Matthew, Apostle, with a pike at St Aegidius parish church. Gmund am Tegernsee, Germany.
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