Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

[XTalk] Re: Tekton

Expand Messages
  • 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
      "scholar".

      > 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.

      Best,

      Jim

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Jim West, ThD
      email- jwest@...
      web page- http://web.infoave.net/~jwest


      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      To subscribe to Xtalk, send an e-mail to: crosstalk2-subscribe@egroups.com
      To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to: crosstalk2-unsubscribe@egroups.com
      To contact list managers, e-mail us at: crosstalk2-owners@egroups.com
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.