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  •  probably not relevant since he was not a son (1+ / 0-)
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    quarkstomper

    of a merchant but of a craftsman.  There is a question as to how much business a devout First Century Jew would have had with Gentiles.  I think examination of the Jewish texts of the era would reveal that Jews were generally exhorted to remain with their own and not to mingle with the non Jewish world.

    the great dispute between Paul and Peter was based on if a Christian were first and foremost a Jew or if a Gentile could be a Christian without first becoming a Jew.

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