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Was the Holy Family really poor?


I&#039;ve always thought that the Holy Family was poor and that in their poverty and humility Jesus, Mary, and Joseph are models for all families. But recently I read someone&#039;s claim that the Holy Family was not poor because the Greek word describing Joseph&#039;s profession (tekton) indicates that he was a &quot;master craftsman,&quot; a class of artisan who made a very comfortable living at his trade. What light can you shed on this?<br />


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