As a general rule, the New Testament is fairly short on many of the biographical details about important characters that we might expect. For instance, we are not told really anything about the physical appearance of our Lord Jesus or the Blessed Virgin Mary or the disciples. In fact, when it comes to the disciples, for many of them, we do not have too much information at all.
Matthew's Short Story
A Despised Tax Collector
It then seems that Matthew went to one or all of the following: Persia (modern day Iran), Syria, and Macedonia. Eventually, he was martyred under the persecution by Domitian around the year 90.
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