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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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Jesus Was A Carpenter

Jesus was a CarpenterJesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3). He not only grew up in the house of a carpenter (Matthew 13:55), but He worked in the trade at least long enough that people knew Him to be a carpenter. There is a question of exactly what the word translated as carpenter really means. The Greek word “tekton” is a generic word for anyone who makes things. This was applied to artisans of various objects. Early writings, tradition, and culture indicate that Jesus probably worked with wood in some form. Therefore, carpenter is a good translation of “tekton” when speaking of Jesus.

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