It wasn’t the only document that did so. In another early text, The History of Joseph the Carpenter, which was composed in Egypt between the 6th and 7th centuries, Christ himself tells the story of his step-father, claiming Joseph was 90 years old when he married Mary and died at 111.
But by the time Jesus begins his public ministry at age 30 , Joseph is notably absent. Mary is accompanied by Jesus or other relatives in all accounts, and entrusted to John at the cross, suggesting no direct male relatives were alive. So Joseph died when Jesus was some where between 12 and 30 years old .
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 unknown, except that he probably died before Jesus’ public ministry began and was certainly dead before the Crucifixion (John 19:26–27).
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 .
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.
Joseph (Hebrew: יוֹסֵף, romanized: Yosef; Greek: Ἰωσήφ, romanized: Ioséph) is a figure in the canonical gospels who was married to Mary , mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus.
The earliest Christians maintained that Jesus was a human being who was made God – a god – a divine being. Later they ended up saying that Jesus was born to the union of God and a mortal because the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and that’s how she conceived Jesus , so Jesus literally had God as his father.
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 .
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
Elizabeth was in the sixth month before Mary came (Luke 1:36). Mary stayed three months , and most scholars hold she stayed for the birth of John. Some Catholic commentators have maintained that the purpose of this visit was to bring divine grace to both Elizabeth and her unborn child.
The Gospel of Luke says Mary is a virgin betrothed to Joseph , while the Gospel of Matthew says Jesus’ virginal conception happens before Mary lives with Joseph in his house, because, in a Jewish wedding, by being betrothed to a man, the woman is already his wife, yet she does not start living in his house until the
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 .
Authenticity. A legend, which was first mentioned by Epiphanius of Salamis in the 4th century AD, purported that Mary may have spent the last years of her life in Ephesus, Turkey . The Ephesians derived it from John’s presence in the city, and Jesus’ instructions to John to take care of Mary after his death.
In Nazareth, a city in the northern region of Galilee, a young girl named Mary was betrothed to Joseph , of the house of David. Before their marriage, an angel named Gabriel was sent to Mary and said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary , for you have found favor with God.”