Gospel of Matthew

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St Matthew writing his gospel. Picture from a Medieval Bible.

The Gospel of Matthew is a book of the Bible. It is one of the four gospels of the New Testament that tell the story of the life and teachings of Jesus. It is believed to have been written by the apostle Matthew. Matthew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. The Gospel of Matthew is called one of the synoptic gospels because it has some of the same stories and language as the Gospels of Mark and Luke.

Matthew wrote the gospel mainly for the Jewish people, to show them that Jesus is really the Messiah. Matthew's gospel is similar to both Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke. It has contains many stories about Jesus' life. Matthew's gospel has many references to Jewish scripture.

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