Was Jesus a carpenter?

Was Jesus a carpenter?

Was Jesus a carpenter? Did Jesus ever do any work, and how he actually lived. As mentioned in the previous sections of this article, little is known about Jesus' early life or period of adolescence. Most is known about his teaching and spiritual activities, which he started at the age of 30.

It is most often assumed that Jesus, just like his father Joseph, was a carpenter by profession. A carpenter is a profession connected with woodworking, consisting in making elements of construction, parts of equipment and details from wood, permanently connected with the object of operation (building, structure, ship). This profession, by its character, can be confused with the profession of a carpenter. A carpenter, unlike a carpenter, makes wooden walls or even roof structures, while a carpenter makes floors, doors and windows. He uses carpenter's tools.

In order to answer the question, "Was Jesus with the carpenter," it is necessary to consider the question in which environment he lived for seventeen years of his earthly life, about which we know nothing, but above all we must find the right premises to determine the social character of that environment. As with the determination of the appearance and dress of the Lord Jesus, it is very important to consider the environment in which he lived and what were the typical activities of the people living at that time in Jerusalem.

In the Biblical parables, agricultural motifs occupy a great deal of space, while the motif of the carpenter's work is only mentioned a few times. Some scholars therefore wonder about the validity of the statement that Jesus was a carpenter. It is therefore very likely that Jesus was involved in the work of the farm, as the Biblical passages confirm.