The book of Matthew echoes this scene but instead attributes the profession to Joseph, Jesus' adopted father, with onlookers asking “Isn't this the carpenter's son?” (Matthew 13:55). In either case, it would be interpreted by the scriptures' original audiences that, yes, Jesus worked in carpentry.
At what age did Jesus become a carpenter?
The "lost years of Jesus" concept is usually encountered in esoteric literature (where it at times also refers to his possible post-crucifixion activities) but is not commonly used in scholarly literature since it is assumed that Jesus was probably working as a carpenter in Galilee, at least some of the time with
What is the parable of the carpenter in the Bible?
The Parable of the Carpenter's ApprenticeJesus watches what his Father (the Master Carpenter) is doing, then duplicates it on earth in very close, synchronized obedience. In the same manner, the words he speaks are always what the Father tells him to say (John 12:48-50).
How do we know that Jesus father was a carpenter?
Jesus' adopted father Joseph was a carpenter (Matthew 13:55 & Mark 6:3). The Greek word is Teckton which means builder. Now, some say he worked with wood; building tools, doors, shelves, tables etc.
Why was Jesus considered a carpenter?
As the son of a carpenter, Jesus would have naturally learned carpentry at his father's knee. For all practical purposes, then, the gospels of Mark and Matthew are in agreement: Joseph and Jesus practiced the same vocation.
What were shoes like in Jesus time?
While it is unclear exactly what Jesus would have worn on his feet, the design of the sandals that are often referred to as "Jesus sandals" is thought to be similar to what was worn during his time. These sandals were likely made of leather, with a flat sole and straps that wrapped around the foot and ankle.