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St. Matthew 3 1/2in Pewter Statue

Item Number: 14504

Catalog Code: 3033-E

Matthew 3 1/2in Pewter Statue

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St. Matthew was a tax collector and thus is the patron of accountants, bankers, security forces and tax collectors.  He also was the writer of the First Gospel.

This pewter figurine depicts St. Matthew holding a scroll with the Gospel.  The statue stands 3 1/2" tall.

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H x W: 
3 1/2"  (8.89 cm)
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St. Matthew

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/21

Patron Of: Accounts, Bankers, Bookkeepers, Stockbrokers, Tax Collectors

Son of Alphaeus, he lived at Capenaum on Lake Genesareth. He was a Roman tax collector, a position equated with collaboration with the enemy by those from whom he collected taxes. Jesus' contemporaries were surprised to see the Christ with a traitor, but Jesus explained that he had come "not to call the just, but sinners."

Matthew's Gospel is given pride of place in the canon of the New Testament, and was written to convince Jewish readers that their anticipated Messiah had come in the person of Jesus. He preached among the Jews for 15 years; his audiences may have included the Jewish enclave in Ethiopia, and places in the East.

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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