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First Century Carpenter ?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by west, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. west

    west New Member

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    Did they work in wood and stone ?
     
  2. Tim

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    My guess is that Jesus more likely worked primarily in stone than in wood. Stone was easier to come by and was popular for building.

    Tim
     
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    I thought carpenter always meant wood working?
     
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    A long time ago I remember either hearing or reading that a carpenter at that time worked primarily with the wood involved in plowing and transport; yokes and wheels, for example.
     
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    The word "tekton" in Greek means a skilled craftsman in wood. Happen to have looked it up and named my cabinet business Tekton years ago. I hope you guys aren't going to tell me I need to change my name. :eek: I'm going to have to go back and see where I got that word now. :confused:

    [ October 11, 2005, 03:24 AM: Message edited by: Benjamin ]
     
  6. John of Japan

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    There is a church tradition that Jesus worked in wood, making farming implements, and His were the best-made anywhere! Don't ask me anything else--this is all I remember! :cool:
     
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    G5045
    τέκτων
    tektōn
    tek'-tone
    From the base of G5098; an artificer (as producer of fabrics), that is, (specifically) a craftsman in wood: - carpenter.
     
  8. bapmom

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    I was just thinking of posting the same thing! Ive heard this, too, but all I can remember is that I think Josephus wrote about it.
     
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