What did Joseph of Arimathea and the young Jesus want with Tin from England?

Why did they travel to the place where Tin and Lead were mined?

If he was apprenticed as a carpenter - this makes no sense.

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  • 6 months ago
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    Tin is need to mix with copper to make Bronze. England was one source for tin and Phonecians were know to trade by sea with Celts. Overland route was through Gaul for roman traders. Tin would be part of bronze cast tools like chisel, drills/bores, saw, adze used to work wood. Earlier Greeks needed tin from asia-Minor/Anatolia and that meant going through Trojans that had tin trade route. Trojan War wasn't over runaway wife, jelous husband but over the economic important tin trade.

    • Mr. P
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      6 months agoReport

      That at least has some facts in it thank you.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Young J did not know England existed. He stuck around in the Middle East. So not a true tale, just another fable. There is a place near the Black sea that was an ancient tin mine. Egypt had the copper. So stuff happened. They also had arsenic which made copper harder than copper. Young J was like the long haired hippies of the 60's watching their navel mold grow.

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  • Short
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    The small amount of Uranium ore ( pitchblende) required for the ark they built . You can still pick up quite large lumps in the area .

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes, it and most of the fables of Christianity.

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It is a legend.

    But as to making sense - there is nothing in the NT about him being apprenticed to a carpenter or to suggest that his uncle was Joseph of Arimathea. But there is nothing to stop anyone making up a story in which Joseph was his uncle and tin merchant is there?

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  • 6 months ago

    I will not cease from Mental Fight,

    Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:

    Till we have built Jerusalem,

    In Englands green & pleasant Land.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Probably has no historical truth. Not even in the gospels.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    That's just a very far-fetched myth. It has no basis in fact.

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  • Sharon
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    not in the Bible, just a medieval legend

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