Was Jesus a Carpenter?

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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby averagejoe » Mar 13th, 2018, 12:20 pm

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Gotta love this guy! He gets it!!! Using ancient text and writings to prove your point or proving some atheist wrong with their twisted view of history .... I could hangout with him. He gets it!!!
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby foodsmith » Mar 14th, 2018, 9:24 am

Let's think critically about this one and perhaps rely on the history's most accurate and original translation -- not the ones passed down from generation to generation, through numerous books and versions.

Several original and earliest texts relied on translation from Greek writings. Historical reference shows us that, in those books the word "tekton" is actually used in the passages of Matthew when speaking to the craft Jesus and family were actively plying. In the Greek classical language of the era, "tekton" referred to 'builder' or 'craftsman'.

Does this mean he was not a 'Carpenter'?
No... This may forever by a known unknown.

Thus, it is important to address the likelihood that he was a Carpenter by paying attention to the period and geography of the region in which he was proclaimed to have existed.

Northern Israel, at the time, offered a landscape of stone, with severely insufficient materials available to allow anyone to solely be a 'carpenter'.

Most likely, Jesus would have provided services as a 'stonemason', chiseling and hammering stone to fashion the bricked buildings of the period -- as was the common practice of that time... but this is not to say he would not have worked with wood.

Rather, it is most likely that the focus of his trade and skill was focused on stone and the resources more readily available and in demand.

Carpenter? Possibly, but extremely unlikely.

Builder/Craftsman working mainly with masonry skills? Based on the balance of probability: Yes.

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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby Jflem1983 » Mar 14th, 2018, 10:48 am

foodsmith wrote:Let's think critically about this one and perhaps rely on the history's most accurate and original translation -- not the ones passed down from generation to generation, through numerous books and versions.

Several original and earliest texts relied on translation from Greek writings. Historical reference shows us that, in those books the word "tekton" is actually used in the passages of Matthew when speaking to the craft Jesus and family were actively plying. In the Greek classical language of the era, "tekton" referred to 'builder' or 'craftsman'.

Does this mean he was not a 'Carpenter'?
No... This may forever by a known unknown.

Thus, it is important to address the likelihood that he was a Carpenter by paying attention to the period and geography of the region in which he was proclaimed to have existed.

Northern Israel, at the time, offered a landscape of stone, with severely insufficient materials available to allow anyone to solely be a 'carpenter'.

Most likely, Jesus would have provided services as a 'stonemason', chiseling and hammering stone to fashion the bricked buildings of the period -- as was the common practice of that time... but this is not to say he would not have worked with wood.

Rather, it is most likely that the focus of his trade and skill was focused on stone and the resources more readily available and in demand.

Carpenter? Possibly, but extremely unlikely.

Builder/Craftsman working mainly with masonry skills? Based on the balance of probability: Yes.






Guess all the wood was being used for crucifictions
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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby averagejoe » Mar 14th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Yes, good point! But the Messiah built a Church in Avalon/Glastonbury so he did put his skills as a carpenter to work as it was made of wood and mud.....

I do disagree with your Northern Israel statement.
Northern Israel/Lebanon had much timber back in his day.
The Lebanese Cedars were used to build ships,housing and for trading purposes in ancient times.
All has been logged out now and there are very few of these Lebanese cedars left....
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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby averagejoe » Mar 14th, 2018, 1:31 pm

foodsmith wrote: Northern Israel, at the time, offered a landscape of stone, with severely insufficient materials available to allow anyone to solely be a 'carpenter'.


After a quick search of the Lebanese cedar:

The commercial interests, ship construction, and royal building projects of the ancient rulers lead to the near-total denudation of the Lebanese cedars. The Roman emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117-138) was so alarmed at the depletion of the Lebanese cedar forests that he designated what remained as a protected Imperial preserve.

https://asa-cwis.blogspot.ca/2017/03/wh ... banon.html

So yes there was still an abundance up wood building materials at the time of the Messiah in 33 AD. But the supply was dwindling....
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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby Glacier » Mar 23rd, 2018, 12:09 pm

Jesus was actually a car painter, but a mistranslation has led us to believe that he was a carpenter.
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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby averagejoe » Mar 23rd, 2018, 1:36 pm

Glacier wrote:Jesus was actually a car painter, but a mistranslation has led us to believe that he was a carpenter.


Oh Glac.... :dash:
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Re: Was Jesus a Carpenter?

Postby Able » Apr 2nd, 2018, 10:46 pm

of course he was...he nailed everyone he could
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