63,369 Pages


The Gospel of Matthew was Matthew the tax official's account of the life of Jesus Christ. Its thirteenth chapter contained the parable of the sower, which the Reverend Mr William Macksey commended to his Christmas Eve 1903 guest, Charles Torby, over an after-dinner glass of tawny port. (PROSE: The Sleep of Reason)

Behind the scenes Edit

In truth, The Sleep of Reason does not explicitly connect the book of Matthew to Matthew the tax official. However, Byzantium! does mark out Matthew as one of the gospel writers, so ascribing Matthew the tax official as the writer of Matthew is essentially admitted by DWU texts.