#48 | Posted by rstybeach11
"illiterate carpenter became the religious leader to billions."
A few points:
-Illiterate is almost a given. For almost anyone in the region. One reason we know that a fisherman from Galilee didn't write anything, much less in Greek.
-Carpenter is just tradition. The Greek word that we translate as carpenter means artisan or laborer, and given the fact that there's not a great deal of good wood in that region (as opposed to locales further north and west, where the NT was translated), it's very unlikely he was a carpenter. But then, most of religion is based on tradition.
-Jesus isn't the leader of Christianity, he's the figurehead. Without Paul, ain't happenin'.
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