Archive for February 20th, 2020

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What was the name of the tax collector who was called by Jesus?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:


As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector’s booth; and He *said to him, “Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.” (Matthew 9:9)


As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax booth, and He *said to him, “Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.” (Mark 2:14)

After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.”” (Luke 5:27)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)


Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:


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