HANDICRAFT. Most industrial products of the Biblical world were produced by skilled craftsmen, though some industries, notably mining and quarrying, used unskilled, forced labor. Craft clans prob. held a traditional claim to certain industries (e.g., the Kenites and Geharashim; q.v.) although individual skilled craftsmen such as Bezalel and Oholiab (
J. A. Patch, “Crafts,” ISBE (1939).