Study Guide

Gospel of Matthew Figures

Jesus

Claim to fame: Son of God. Born of a virgin.Also known as: Emmanuel, Son of Man, the Messiah,...

Simon Peter

Claim to fame: Jesus's right-hand man.More than any of the other gospel writers, Matthew really...

Judas Iscariot

Claim to infamy: Betrays Jesus And alternate title for the New Testament could be Everyone Hates...

The Other Disciples

Claim to fame: Jesus's band mates and traveling buddiesAside from Peter and Judas (boo, Judas!),...

The Jewish Religious Leaders

Claim to fame: Out to destroy JesusIf Jesus is Optimus Prime, these guys are the Decepticons....

Joseph

Claim to fame: Adopted dad of Jesus. Stands by his woman while she's pregnant.Matthew's Gospel is...

Mary

Claim to fame: Gives birth to Jesus and keeps her virginity, to bootThe lady is the mother of...

King Herod

Claim to fame: Tries to kill baby Jesus. Fails. (Huzzah!)Jealousy, thy name is Herod. This guy is...

Pontius Pilate

Claim to fame: Has the power to pardon Jesus. Like Herod, also fails.Even though Pilate is...