Matthew

Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(gift of God). Contraction of Mattathias. The Apostle and Evangelist. Levi (Luke 5:27-29). Son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14). Tax-collector at Capernaum when called (Matt: 9:9). His gospel is first of N. T. Its original claimed to be the Hebrew, or Syro-Chaldaic, of Palestine. Time of writing placed at A. D. 60-66. Gist, to establish Jesus as O. T. Messiah.

Concise Bible Dictionary:

The son of Alphæus and one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax-collector for the Romans, called “publican” in the AV. He left his office immediately when he was called by the Lord and entertained Him at a feast. No other incidents are recorded of him apart from the other apostles. He is universally believed to have written the gospel bearing his name (Matt. 9:9; Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). He is Galled LEVI in Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27,29.

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
Ματθαῖος
Transliteration:
Matthaios
Phonic:
mat-thah’-yos
Meaning:
a shorter form of 3164; Matthaeus (i.e. Matthitjah), an Israelite and a Christian
KJV Usage:
Matthew

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

an abbreviated form of Mattathias

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Gift of God:―an apostle of Jesus [MATTATHIAS], Matt. 9:9. {Donum Dei}