World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Calling of Matthew

 

Calling of Matthew

The Calling of Matthew is an episode in the life of

According to the Gospel of Matthew:

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.[2]

In all three Gospels, this episode takes place shortly after the miracle of Healing the paralytic at Capernaum and is followed by New Wine into Old Wineskins. In the Gospels of Mark and Luke the person called is called Levi and the son of Alpheus.[3]

In all three Gospel accounts Jesus is then invited to a banquet, with a crowd of tax collectors and others. The Pharisees then complain:

"Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and 'sinners'?" Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."[4]

  • Golden Legend
  • synaxarion
Calling of Matthew
Preceded by
Hometown Rejection of Jesus,
Physician, heal thyself
New Testament
Events
Succeeded by
New Wine into Old Wineskins

In art

The calling of Matthew has also been the subject of works of art by several painters including:

Notes

See also

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.