Bramble fruits, probably blackberries, were also a common crop. Numerous larger trees would thrive in the Holy Land, but I will mention only a few you can grow here. Junipers, plane trees or sycamores, oaks, mulberry and various kinds of pine trees were included in the native flora.
Was there wood in Jesus time?
Although wood was certainly available in ancient Jerusalem, most structures of that era were constructed primarily of stone. If we take 'carpenter' to mean 'builder,' it is conceivable that Jesus would have needed to understand masonry techniques in addition to knowing how to shape wood.
Was Jesus of Nazareth 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. To be sure, Jesus was “more than a carpenter,” as Josh McDowell has poignantly pointed out.
How do we know that Jesus father was a carpenter?
Carpentry was a big profession amongst the Israelites, especially in Judah (where Joseph was from). In most cases, a profession was handed down from generation to generation (father to son). During His time on Earth, Jesus was know as either the Carpenter's son (Matthew 13:55) or as the Carpenter (Mark 6:3).
Were there trees in Israel during Jesus time?
What kind of things did Jesus make as a carpenter?
For Jesus, carpenter work may have been more about working with limestone rather than timber. And, if we expand the definition further to include all-purpose craftsmen, then we may be looking at an occupation that is similar to a modern handyman, skilled in a variety of building and repair work.