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From tent +‎ maker.

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  • Meantime, the Church of England is split down the aisle about whether the Christian thing is to embrace the protesters encamped on the doorstep of its cathedral – after all, St Paul was a tent-maker and Christ had a robust approach to moneychangers – or to join forces with the mammonites who run the City of London and have the protest camp evicted.

    The protesters seem more adult than politicians and plutocrats | Andrew Rawnsley

  • If cricket did not work out, I would continue in my studies and teach or do law, or go to art school, or become a missionary tent-maker.

    Hopkins and Me : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • SANCHEZ: Moammar Gadhafi, the tent-maker, getting blasted by New Yorkers.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2009

  • Paul, who as a Rabbi and then as a preacher of the Gospel to the Gentile world was also a tent-maker and earned his living with the work of his own hands, is no exception here, but stands within the common tradition of the rabbinate.

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  • Paul, who as a Rabbi and then as a preacher of the Gospel to the Gentile world was also a tent-maker and earned his living with the work of his own hands, is no exception here, but stands within the common tradition of the rabbinate.

    Zenit: Benedict XVI on the Roots of European Culture

  • And here, if my experience may be of value, I would suggest that travellers, instead of submitting their better judgment to the caprices of a tent-maker, who will endeavour to pass off a handsomely made fabric of his own, which is unsuited to all climes, to use his own judgment, and get the best and strongest that money will buy.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • We trace in it the same wisdom that sent a humble Ananias to remove the scales from the eyes of Saul, and made the poor tent-maker and his wife the instructors of the eloquent

    Life of Dr Owen

  • Not more sublime, in religious history appears the figure of Paul the tent-maker, proclaiming 'the Unknown God' at Athens, than that of the camel-driver

    Notes on Islam

  • Emperor himself instead of the worn, faded, travel-stained cloak of a wandering tent-maker.

    The Book of Missionary Heroes

  • She was goatherd and milkmaid, fire-tender and cook, tailor and tent-maker.

    Society Its Origin and Development

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