Working as a tentmaker

“It was the general custom of the Jews to bring up their children to manual labour, how plentiful soever their circumstances were, or how polite soever their education was designed to be. On this account we find the apostle Paul, who had a learned education, under the greatest of their Rabbi’s, working as a tentmaker. The fame custom is continued in other nations to this day” (Richard Steele, The Religious Tradesman).