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Matthew the Apostle

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Matthew the Apostle (Saint Matthew) is named in the New Testament as one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. According to Christian traditions, he was also one of the four Evangelists as author of the Gospel of Matthew, and thus is also known as Matthew the Evangelist, a claim rejected by most biblical scholars, though the "traditional authorship still has its defenders."The New Testament records that as a disciple, he followed Jesus, and was one of the witnesses of the Ascension of Jesus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthew the Apostle has received more than 2,457,262 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Matthew the Apostle is the 26th most popular religious figure (up from 30th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Israel (up from 13th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Matthew the apostle is most famous for writing the gospel of Matthew.

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Among religious figures, Matthew the Apostle ranks 26 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Joseph, Andrew the Apostle, Elijah, John Calvin, Ali, and Abu Bakr. After him are Saint Barbara, Samson, Martin of Tours, Jonah, Saint Stephen, and John the Apostle.

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Among people born in 10, Matthew the Apostle ranks 1After him are Mark the Evangelist, Hero of Alexandria, John the Evangelist, Saint Eustace, Tigellinus, Antonius Felix, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Vardanes I, Gotarzes II of Parthia, and Minjung of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 74, Matthew the Apostle ranks 1After him is Polemon II of Pontus.

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Among people born in Israel, Matthew the Apostle ranks 10 out of 430Before him are John the Baptist (-20), Ramesses II (-1303), Isaac (-1900), Saint Joseph (-100), Andrew the Apostle (-6), and Elijah (-1000). After him are Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), Saint Stephen (1), Herod the Great (-73), Judas Iscariot (50), and Saul (-1079).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Matthew the Apostle ranks 9Before him are Solomon (-1011), John the Baptist (-20), Isaac (-1900), Saint Joseph (-100), Andrew the Apostle (-6), and Elijah (-1000). After him are Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), Saint Stephen (1), Judas Iscariot (50), Saul (-1079), and Mary Magdalene (-10).