How old was Jesus when He died? Was He in his 30’s? 40’s? 50’s?
How Old Was Jesus When He Was Crucified and Died?
The Bible does not specifically mention how old Jesus was when he died. However, we can come to a very accurate estimate based on information given in the Bible. In the Bible, it is written in Luke 3:23 that Jesus Christ started his public ministry at “about the age of 30 years old.” This is the age that priests were to start according to the Mosaic law.
Furthermore, we can then read and find that his ministry lasted approximately 3 years since there are 3 specifice years mentioned in the ministry of Jesus and the apostles.
Based on varying estimates, most people generally accept that Jesus was approximately 33 years old when he died. However, some people suggest he could have been as young as 32, or as old as 34. The variation comes from different calendars, and different interpretations of deaths mentioned (such as Herod), and scriptures surrounding his ministry. Most agree that he was around 33, and his public ministry was likely only about 3 or 3 1/2 years long.
Wow, if you really stop and think about it for a second…3 years and he changed the world that much. And it was all with a bunch of fishermen and outcasts he selected to be his disciples. Isn’t that amazing! Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He’s the First and the Last.
Have you accepted Christ as your savior? The Bible teaches all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. If you haven’t accepted Christ, you are dead in your sins. Christ came and died in our place on the cross so that we may have life. Today is the day to place your faith in Christ and receive the gift of eternal life.