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Thread: The Bible, in Order: but on whose orders? Some significant reorganizations of Scripture

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    I wonder why everyone assumes JC was a carpenter. It only ever says he was a carpenter's son. If he practiced what he preached he didn't have a job at all. He would be like the lilies of the field, not toiling nor spinning.

    If he even existed at all. He could have just been another Paul Bunyan for all we can tell.

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    Because, traditionally, trades were inherited.

    You are correct in saying that the phrasing implies he wasn't a carpenter himself. Though it would be extremely likely he would have helped his father growing up and learned the skills regardless of whether he made his living from the trade himself.

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