How Old Was the Apostle Paul When He Died?

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Scholars estimate that Paul the Apostle was between 62 and 68 years old when he died. Though the Bible does not record how Paul died, Ignatius of Antioch stated that Paul was martyred. Traditionally, it is believed that he was beheaded in Rome around AD 64.

Paul the Apostle was born around AD 4 in Tarsus, now a city in modern-day Turkey. Though Paul was originally a member of the Pharisees, a Jewish religious party, he was converted to Christianity around AD 33, after which he spent his life preaching to gentiles.

Of the 27 books in the New Testament, Paul is believed to have written 14, although scholars debate whether he personally wrote seven of these. Paul was arrested in Jerusalem when he took a gentile too far into the Jewish temple confines. He was then sent to Rome, where it is believed he was executed.