Gospel of Matthew in Wikipedia
The Gospel According to Matthew (Greek: κατὰ Ματθαῖον
εὐαγγέλιον, kata Matthaion euangelion, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον κατὰ
Ματθαῖον, to euangelion kata Matthaion), commonly shortened
to the Gospel of Matthew, is one of the four Canonical
gospels and is the first book of the New Testament. This
synoptic gospel is an account of the life, ministry, death,
and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. It details his story
from his genealogy to his Great Commission.
The Gospel of Matthew is closely aligned with first-century
Judaism, and has been linked to the Jewish-Christian
Gospels. It stresses how Jesus fulfilled Jewish
prophecies. Certain details of Jesus' life, of his
infancy in particular, are related only in Matthew. His is
also the only gospel to mention the Church or ecclesia.
Matthew emphasizes obedience to and preservation of biblical
law. Since this gospel has rhythmical and often poetical
prose, it is well suited for public reading, making it a
popular liturgical choice.
Most scholars believe the Gospel of Matthew was composed in
the latter part of the first century by a Jewish
Christian. Christian tradition holds the author was the
apostle named Matthew. Early Christian writings state that
Matthew the Apostle also wrote the Hebrew Gospel...