Carpenter

“An artificer in stone, iron, and copper, as well as in wood (2” Sam. 5:11; 1 Chr. 14:1; Mark 6:3). The tools used by carpenters “are mentioned in 1 Sam. 13:19, 20; Judg. 4:21; Isa. 10:15;” “44:13. It was said of our Lord, “Is not this the carpenter’s” “son?” (Matt. 13:55); also, “Is not this the carpenter?” (Mark” “6:3). Every Jew, even the rabbis, learned some handicraft: Paul” “was a tentmaker. “In the cities the carpenters would be Greeks,” and skilled workmen; the carpenter of a provincial village could “only have held a very humble position, and secured a very” “moderate competence.”

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