Learn the Basics from the Bible Book of Matthew

Study the book of Matthew in the Bible when you use this printable outline to discover historical events, timelines and themes.

THE BOOK OF MATTHEW IN THE BIBLE

So we’ve made it to the New Testament!

400 years after the events of the Old Testament, we finally have the birth of the promised Messiah! However, the Jewish people (the Israelites) were expecting a king–not a homeless family’s baby born in a stable.

Everything about Jesus and his life is not what the people expected. However, after his death and resurrection, they begin to understand that the prophecies had come true—all of them—in a strange twist of fate.

Jesus came as a carpenter, died as an innocent prisoner and came back to life to redeem his people in a way never seen before in the history of man.

There are four accounts of Jesus’ life on earth:

  • Matthew = written by an apostle, directed to the Jewish people
  • Mark = written by a friend of the apostle Peter, directed to the Romans
  • Luke = written by a friend of Mark and Paul, directed to the Gentiles (non-Jews)
  • John = written by an apostle, directed to everyone

WHO WERE THE 12 APOSTLES?

The 12 apostles were the men appointed by Jesus to accompany him in his ministry. After he was baptized and tempted in the desert, Jesus called them to follow him and gave them the authority to heal others and spread the good news of his arrival. They were:

  1. Peter (aka Simon or Cephas)
  2. Andrew (brother to Peter)
  3. Matthew (aka Levi)
  4. James (brother to John)
  5. John (brother to James)
  6. Thomas
  7. Philip
  8. Bartholomew (aka Nathanael)
  9. James (Son of Alphaeus)
  10. Simon (The Zealot)
  11. Thaddeus (aka Judas, Thaddaeus, Jude)
  12. Judas (Iscariot)

There’s so much that happened in Jesus’ life, that it’s recorded four times. In order to help you understand how they all fit together, I’ve created timelines for each of the 4 gospel books. They cover genealogies, character descriptions, major events, historical recaps, timelines of Jesus’ final week and day, a map of the places Jesus visited and more!

PRINTABLES FOR THE BIBLE BOOK OF MATTHEW

Want to know more about the break down of each of these books? Check out my timelines I’m creating and work your way to deeper spiritual understanding of God’s relationship with us as his children. You can order the book of Matthew printables here:


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