Did Jesus ever work?

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    I know the bible says he was the son of a carpenter (more accurately translated to handyman). But does it actually speak of him doing any work?
     
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    how does carpenter equal handyman? I have a beautiful Armoire built by his dad right here.....got hid name on it...
     
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    Did he ever charge for washing his pals' feet?
     
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    He mows my yard every other week.
     
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    According to a professor of theology at a nearby Methodist Seminary that is an accurate translation.

    Yes I used to go there and hang out with them some. Curious activity for an atheist but then I am a curious person.
     
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    Seems like Jesus just mooched off of his affluent friends.

    Heck they were working to keep the boat from sinking and where was Jesus? Below deck asleep...
     
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    :eusa_shifty:Like Every Other Priest in Human History.
     
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    The aramaic word for carpenter used in the NT doesn't mean carpenter as in wood worker, as we recognize the word today. There wasn't that much wood available...Christ probably worked as a builder...though not as an architect...he probably worked with a variety of mediums...wood, stone, daub or whatever they call the mud/straw stuff...
     
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    Sorry.
     
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    There is a long gap in the bible between Jesus' childhood and when he began his ministry. Most scholars assume these were year in which he was working as a carpenter.
     

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