Most interesting, and yet I still chose to disagree, for the main reason that CARPENTERS WERE NOT A DIME A DOZEN BACK THEN....especially in a town.
Life back then was Agrarian, so at most a person could only repair their houses...anyone devoting themselves to carpentry would have had considerable
more talent then to nail a board to another board, which is exactly as Jesus's father would have been.
Much like unions today, Rome had its Colleges of labors, such as Masonry (which is how Freemasonry transfered from the mediterranean to Europe, and
also survived Coligula's persecution of the colleges) and there were also colleges of Carpentry and other sciences.
As for the other stuff...Wow...Luke 3:34, he is a direct decendant of Abraham, guess that there proves he's of nobility...now anyways...ahh he was
even a decendant of King David...my god he is also the heir to the throne of Israel, he's a Duke at the least...
Regaurdless, I have just read Luke 2 and it only helps to support ME...considering that Simeon told Joseph his son would be the saviour of Israel, you
don't tell a commoner that. This is shown throughout literature, especially mideival.
As for Leviticus, it only states that that's what you do if you can't afford a lamb, but considering that they were on the road, I doubt they had
much wealth to spend in another city.