Learn about the Staurogram, a symbol used in early Christianity to represent the cross. Explore its significance in manuscripts and inscriptions, and its interpretation as a visual representation of the crucified Christ. Discover the importance of the cross in Christian theology and practice.
Matthew: The Greek name rendered “Matthew” is likely a shortened form of the Hebrew name rendered “Mattithiah” (1 Chron. 15:18, 21; 25:3, 21), which means “Gift of Jah.” None of the four Gospel writers named themselves in their accounts, and titles were seemingly not part of the original text.