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[XTalk] Re: Tekton

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  • Jim West
    At 09:41 AM 6/30/99 +0800, you wrote: Dear Scholars, I read A.N. Wilson s book on Jesus a while back. He mentions there that the word tekton, used to
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 29, 1999
      At 09:41 AM 6/30/99 +0800, you wrote:
      >Dear Scholars,
      >I read A.N. Wilson's book on Jesus a while back. He mentions there that the
      >word tekton, used to describe Joseph's profession as a carpenter, could
      >also mean scholar.

      Wilson is a good writer but he is not, by training or profession, a Biblical
      scholar. And he is just wrong about this. tekton can be used of
      stonemasons or carpenters or other skilled workers who make stuff. But not

      > If this is true, it could explain how Jesus got his
      >religious perspectives as well as his brother's religious righteousness
      >(wasn't James a Nazarite?). Plausible, yes. Easier to believe the likes of
      >Jesus and James had a scholar for a father rather that a mere artisan, who
      >was lower than a landed peasant.

      But the fact is it isnt true.



      Jim West, ThD
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