Bonus Episode 16 – Biblical Figures: Matthew


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Jenny’s off exploring France this week, so Peter and Grant sat down together for another bonus episode in our Biblical Figures series! This time, we’re talking about Matthew—apostle, Gospel author, and reformed tax collector. We provide some Fun Facts about Matthew Levi before Grant gives an overview of the peculiar system of Roman taxation. Then we talk about Matthew’s major appearance in Scripture, as well as his role as one of the four traditional authors of the Gospels and the different martyrdoms traditionally ascribed to Matthew. Finally, we wrap up by exploring ways to use elements of Matthew’s story in our own games. Enjoy!

Mentioned in this episode: Alfred Edersheim’s Sketches of Jewish Social Life and Fausset’s Bible Dictionary.

Scripture: Matthew 9:9-13Luke 18:9-14Luke 19:1-10Revelation 4:5-8

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