Frequent question: How long was Mary and Joseph before Jesus was missing?

How long did Mary live after Jesus was crucified?

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.

How long did Jesus live with Mary and Joseph?

They reached Egypt after a 65 kilometers journey where they lived for three years until after the death of Herod in 4 B.C. when Joseph had a dream that it is safe to return to Israel. The family traveled to Nazareth which took them a journey of at least 170 kilometers.

How old was Joseph when Mary had Jesus?

At one time, Joseph was assumed to be elderly when he married Mary. However, now we believe that Mary and Joseph were both in their teens when Jesus was born, around sixteen and eighteen respectively. This was the norm for Jewish newlyweds at that time.

How old was Jesus when Joseph died?

As for Jesus, he was probably somewhere between 12 and 19 years old when Joseph of Nazareth died.

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