According to Matthew 13:55:

Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother named Mary? And aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? (NET)

οὐχ οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ τοῦ τέκτονος υἱός; οὐχ ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ λέγεται Μαριὰμ καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ Ἰάκωβος καὶ Ἰωσὴφ καὶ Σίμων καὶ Ἰούδας; (NA28)

Can it be said that there was only one carpenter in the village and that he was still alive?


In early days people from a villages knew almost everybody from their village. As the pervious verse state that He was in His hometown, so they must have known His parents and family. I dont know about the 'ONLY carpenter in the village' but regarding the joseph life span this link might be helpful. According to this joseph passed away before Jesus started His ministry.

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