Joseph’s title of carpenter is a translation of Greek tekton, which also means artisan or craftsman (Mt. 13:55). The words “architect,” “architectural” and “tectonic” are also derived from the same root. Tekton is related to the building structure or the geological structure of the soil. The word architekton, which means master builder or architect, is used in 1 Cor 3:10. The use of tekton—not architekton—for Saint Joseph in Mt 13:55 is probably for a double purpose: First, to show that he is humbler and simpler than an architect. Tekton is, in this case, related more to his simplicity. Second, to elucidate his being as the social, spiritual, and cultural basis of his family since the word tekton evokes the basic structure of a building or soil. It is so because Joseph was socially and culturally an ideal paterfamilias and spiritually a guru which made Jesus advanced in wisdom (Lk 2:52).