While many of the pictures that we see today of Mary holding baby Jesus depict her as a young woman who was probably in her early 20’s, a majority of scholars and historians believe she was most likely between the ages of 12-16 years old when she had Jesus .
The Eastern Orthodox Church, which names Joseph’s first wife as Salome, holds that Joseph was a widower and merely betrothed, but never married , to Mary , and that references to Jesus’ “brothers” are to children of Joseph and Salome.
The History behind an Angel visiting Mary in the Christmas Story. Mary was probably about 14 to 16 years of age when she gave birth to Jesus. This was a very common age for young women to be engaged and marry in biblical times. So the son of God was the son of a teenage mother.
Jesus ‘ brothers and sisters The Gospel of Mark (6:3) and the Gospel of Matthew (13:55–56) mention James, Joseph/Joses, Judas/Jude and Simon as brothers of Jesus , the son of Mary .
She made the same mistakes, and committed some of the same sins as anyone else, but God chose to bless her by allowing her to deliver the perfect lamb. She also had the God -given strength to endure the trials that would surely go along with being the mother of Jesus.
Summary of Jesus ‘ life He was born to Joseph and Mary sometime between 6 bce and shortly before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce. According to Matthew and Luke, however, Joseph was only legally his father .
So while Mary was probably 13–14 or so, Joseph was likely right around 28–34 or so. In the Bible, how old was Joseph when he married Mary? Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old , and he was ninety years old.
The circumstances of Joseph’s death are not known, but it is likely that he died before Jesus’s ministry began, and it is implied that he was dead before the Crucifixion (John 19:26-27).
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth with a message for Mary , who was promised in marriage to Joseph. The angel told Mary that she would have a son, whom she was to name Jesus . The angel said, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God .” Mary asked how this could be as she was a virgin.
Seven angels or archangels correspond to days of the week: Michael (Sunday), Gabriel (Monday), Uriel (Tuesday), Raphael (Wednesday), Selaphiel (Thursday), Raguel or Jegudiel (Friday), and Barachiel (Saturday).
In Pullman’s version of the story, Jesus has a twin brother named Christ . “I was intrigued, you see, by the difference between the two parts of the name Jesus Christ that we commonly use interchangeably,” Pullman says.
Most of the ancient commentators of the Bible interpreted it as meaning that Joseph was law abiding, and as such decided to divorce Mary in keeping with Mosaic Law when he found her pregnant by another. However, his righteousness was tempered by mercy and he thus kept the affair private.
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David , indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.