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How old was Joseph when Jesus was born?

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According to the Bible, Joseph was born around 100 B.C. There is no actual record of how old Joseph was at the time Jesus was born.

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Joseph first appears in the Bible in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Joseph's lineage is linked back to King David. He was married to a virgin named Mary, and she gave birth to Jesus Christ. Joseph planned to leave her, but God came to him in a dream and told him everything. Joseph is believed by some to have been in his 90s when he married Mary, but this speculation comes from a passage in the Bible where it tells of his previous marriage and children.

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