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    17 Aug '12 21:38
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
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    The Bible does not tell us when or where Mary died. Church tradition records that John took her with him to Ephesus and she was buried there around 48 AD.
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    18 Aug '12 00:02
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    Hmm, so she would have had to live until roughly age 55...I wonder what the average life expectancy was at the time.
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    18 Aug '12 00:33
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
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    Since Mary was present at the crucifixion, yeah, I guess she did outlive Jesus.
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    18 Aug '12 00:49
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Hmm, so she would have had to live until roughly age 55...I wonder what the average life expectancy was at the time.
    No, only about 46.

    Jewish tradition at that time had women married off usually around age 12. If she gave birth to Jesus even a year later (it probably wasn't quite that long), she would have been 13 and Jesus died at 33, making her 46 at the time of His death.

    Depending on the source, she is then believed to have lived between 11 and 24 years after that.
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    18 Aug '12 00:53
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    No, only about 46.

    Jewish tradition at that time had women married off usually around age 12. If she gave birth to Jesus even a year later (it probably wasn't quite that long), she would have been 13 and Jesus died at 33, making her 46 at the time of His death.

    Depending on the source, she is then believed to have lived between 11 and 24 years after that.
    Do you think she had other children after she had Jesus?
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    18 Aug '12 01:15
    Originally posted by FMF
    Do you think she had other children after she had Jesus?
    While some Anglicans do believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, it is not considered dogma. I, myself, find it rather difficult to believe, given that Jesus reportedly had siblings, children of Mary and Joseph, most notably, James.
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    18 Aug '12 02:461 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Hmm, so she would have had to live until roughly age 55...I wonder what the average life expectancy was at the time.
    I think she may have been older than 55, since Jesus was 35 when he was crucified in 31 AD.
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    18 Aug '12 03:28
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    No, only about 46.

    Jewish tradition at that time had women married off usually around age 12. If she gave birth to Jesus even a year later (it probably wasn't quite that long), she would have been 13 and Jesus died at 33, making her 46 at the time of His death.

    Depending on the source, she is then believed to have lived between 11 and 24 years after that.
    12? Isn't that a bit young? Was she even ovulating yet? 😕
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    18 Aug '12 03:341 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    12? Isn't that a bit young?
    Only if the betrothal involves Muslims, apparently.
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    18 Aug '12 03:35
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    While some Anglicans do believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, it is not considered dogma. I, myself, find it rather difficult to believe, given that Jesus reportedly had siblings, children of Mary and Joseph, most notably, James.
    What is the age difference between Jesus and James?
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    18 Aug '12 03:43
    Originally posted by FMF
    What is the age difference between Jesus and James?
    How do you get an age difference with a myth?
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    18 Aug '12 04:30
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    12? Isn't that a bit young? Was she even ovulating yet? 😕
    Under certain circumstances kids will hit puberty that early.
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    18 Aug '12 05:02
    Originally posted by Phil Hill
    How do you get an age difference with a myth?
    If its not recorded in the fairy tale, then you make it up. Notice how RJHinds and Suzianne give different figures yet talk about them like they are obvious facts. Either there are multiple versions of the myth, or one of them is making it up as we go along.
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    18 Aug '12 05:07
    Originally posted by Phil Hill
    How do you get an age difference with a myth?
    Perhaps this is better addressed to Suzianne if she chooses to answer it.
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