Jesus Christ was a descendant of the tribe of the Essenes. These were precursors of the Christian Church and its origin is Syrian Semitic. Away from the Seduceos and the Pharisees Vivian. They spoke Aramaic, Assyrian, Babylonian language. The Gospel was given in Syriac Aramaic.
The Essene tribe was not engaged in trade. They were extremely virtuous artisans. The practice of charity was common among them. The scene in the life of Matthew happens at a place called Capernaum, which was under the orders of Herod Antipas. Capernaum was a good post customs. Persons or companies paid, advance to the Treasury a global tax rates. In popular estimation, tax collectors were taken into contempt.
All the tax collectors were thieves. In addition, had another reason for contempt for Jews. And was his regular dealings with gentiles, than them to be transgressors of the Rabbinic legal provisions, which considered them impure people and considered traitors to the people of God. In the Talmud, they were considered as thieves and criminals. Matthew belonged to this world. However, Mateo does highlight the effectiveness of the words of Jesus to fulfil a mandate. Come and follow me. How a sinner of this type was able to be called by a man’s? Quien it was said the Messiah? For the Pharisees, this man name Matthew breaking the law; was a sinner, how was it possible that Jesus and his disciples shared his banquet? The Pharisees had raised a strong censure against Jesus. Food was an act of society which was celebrated among friends. For this reason the Pharisees missed you on face to Jesus be friend of these sinners. Jesus was in a veritable feast of sinners. Shortly afterwards the Pharisees make public this censorship; Why your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners? The response of Jesus not only forcefully was firm, but even ironic.