5272 craftsmen

5272 craftsmen

Skilled workers and artisans. God is sometimes compared to a master craftsman in his work of creation. Scripture also identifies God as the giver of talent and ability to certain individuals, in particular those employed in the construction of the tabernacle and the temple.

God the Creator seen as a master craftsman

Pr 3:19-20 See also Ge 1:1-31; Job 38:4-38 inanimate creation; Job 38:39-39:30 animate creation; Pr 8:22-31

Craftsmen employed in the construction of the tabernacle and its furnishings

Ex 31:1-11 See also Ex 26:1,31; Ex 28:6-8,15; Ex 35:30-36:3,8-38:11; Ex 39:1-3

Craftsmen employed in the construction of the temple and its furnishings

1Ki 7:13-45 pp 2Ch 4:2-6 pp 2Ch 4:10-16 See also 1Ki 5:17-18; 1Ch 22:14-16; 1Ch 29:3-5; 2Ch 2:5-7,13-14

Craftsmen employed in the manufacture of idols

Isa 40:19-20 See also Isa 41:5-7; Isa 44:9-20; Jer 10:3-10; Hos 8:4-6; Hos 13:2; Ac 19:23-41

Carpenters

2Sa 5:11 pp 1Ch 14:1 See also 2Ch 24:12; Isa 44:13; Eze 27:9; Mt 13:55 pp Mk 6:3

Gem cutters

Ex 28:11

Masons

2Ch 24:12 See also 1Ch 22:14-16; Ezr 3:7

Goldsmiths

Isa 46:6 See also Ne 3:31-32; Jer 51:17

Silversmiths

Pr 25:4 See also Jdg 17:4; Ac 19:24

Potters

Ro 9:21 See also 1Ch 4:23; Isa 64:8; Jer 18:2-4

Weavers and embroiderers

Skilled craftsmen Ex 35:35 See also Ex 26:1,31; Ex 28:6,15; Ex 39:22,27; Isa 19:9-10; Isa 38:12

A weaver’s shuttle Job 7:6

A weaver’s rod 1Ch 20:5 See also 1Sa 17:7; 2Sa 21:19; 1Ch 11:23

Craftsmen taken into exile

2Ki 24:10-17 See also Isa 3:1-3; Jer 24:1; Jer 29:2; Jer 52:12-16

Craftsmen in place-names

1Ch 4:14 See also Ne 11:31-35

Metaphorical references to craftsmen

Pr 8:22-31 See also Isa 41:25; Isa 64:8; Jer 18:6; Zec 1:20-21; 1Co 3:10

See also

1325God, the Creator
4040beauty
4345metalworkers
5211art
5212arts and crafts
5247carpenters
5403masons
5445potters & pottery
5531skill
7459tabernacle, in OT
7467temple, Solomon’s
8768idolatry

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