What gospel was written by a tax collector?

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It has traditionally been attributed to St. Matthew the Evangelist, one of the 12 Apostles, described in the text as a tax collector (10:3). The Gospel According to Matthew was composed in Greek, probably sometime after 70 ce, with evident dependence on the earlier Gospel According to Mark.

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The Gospel of Matthew is traditionally attributed to Matthew, who is portrayed in the gospels as a tax collector. This Gospel was originally anonymous and only attributed to Matthew later in the second century. However, scholars say that Matthew could not have been written by an eyewitness to the events it portrays.

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