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The son of Alphaeus and one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax-collector for the Romans, called 'publican' in the A.V. He left his office immediately he was called by the Lord and entertained Him at a feast. No other incidents are recorded of him apart from the other apostles. He is universally believed to have written the gospel bearing his name. Matthew 9:9 ; Matthew 10:3 ; Mark 3:18 ; Luke 6:15 ; Acts 1:13 . He is called LEVI in Mark 2:14 ; Luke 5:27,29 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Matthew'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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