tentmaker


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tentmaker

(ˈtɛntˌmeɪkə)
n
1. a maker of tents
2. (Animals) a type of insect
3. (Christian Churches, other) Christianity someone who performs Christian service without pay, but earns a living by another means

tent•mak•er

(ˈtɛntˌmeɪ kər)

n.
a person who makes tents.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tentmaker - someone who makes or repairs tents
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
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Nor does the letter speak to prominent members of the city; rather, Paul recounts how they did manual labor together, hinting that he may have made the acquaintance of artisans or laborers in the public square as he plied his trade as a tentmaker.
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The tentmaker would shelter all comers, new and old, under one big awning: "ya no sois extranjeros ni advenedizos, sino conciudadanos de los santos" (Efesios 2:19).
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32) Although Paul chose not to be paid for his spiritual duties and worked as a weaver (or tentmaker, Act.
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But he chose not to, and support himself by his trade as a tentmaker.
Paul is a business man, by profession a skenopoios, a tentmaker or, more generally, a leather worker.
Colorado, discussing the First Amendment standard that a statute must be narrowly tailored to achieve it purposes, Scalia quipped that to the Court's majority, "narrow tailoring must refer not to the standards of Versace, but to those of Omar the tentmaker.
In the Church's long history there have been many influential converts, men and women whose conversion strengthened, perhaps even shaped, the Church, but none with such lasting impact as a first century tentmaker from the Turkish city of Tarsus ("no mean city", he would later say), capital of the Roman province of Cilicia.
Balthasar recalled that Paul "does not break off his relationships with the working world; he remains a tentmaker in spite of the fact that he would be entitled to be supported by the communities.
Hock shows that Paul's trade as tentmaker has been too long ignored and overlooked as an important aspect for understanding Paul and his social setting.