• Matthew was a tax man. Mark's occupation was never given. Luke was a physician. John was a fisherman.
  • Yes, Matthew/ Levi was a Tax Man (see Mark 2:13-17) Mark's occupation is not stated, but as a relative of the wealthy Barnabas (Acts 4:36), and son of the wealthy Mary (one of a number of Mary's), we can assume that he was wealthy. It is possible that, among his land, he owned the house in the upper room of which the Last Supper took place. Luke was a physician (Colossian 4:14) John was a fisherman (Mark 2:16-20)
  • they were gospel writers!! lol
  • No evidence at all that the authors of the 4 gospels were Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. In fact, there is evidence to prove that they weren't. Example: In Matthew 9:9, the author is relating the call of Matthew by Jesus: "As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him". Is there any hint here that the author is relating his own personal experience If Matthew had actually written this, would he not have written: "As Jesus was walking along, he saw ME sitting at the tax booth; and he said to ME, "Follow me." And I got up and followed him"
  • Matthew was a tax collector, Luke was a Doctor. Mark was not one of the 12 apostles, and he was not an immediate companion of Jesus.The apostles were as follows - two named James, and two named Judas, and that Simon has a brother Andrew, and that James has a brother John. That is the key to remembering eight apostles. The other four include a tax collector (Matthew), one who later doubted (Thomas), one called from under a tree (Nathanael), and his friend Philip.

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