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  1. No historical document tells us how old she actually was at the time of the Nativity. Most Jewish girls married in their mid to late teen years according to NRSV, or between 13 and 16 years old, according to CSB.

  2. Historians believe that she was a young teenager when she gave birth, between the ages of 12 and 14. As a teen, Mary answered the call from God for a purpose that she couldn’t have...

  3. Dec 22, 2021 · 1. She was an accidental virgin. The gospel of Matthew is the only one to tell us Mary was pregnant before she and Joseph had sex. She was said to be “with child from the Holy Spirit”. In...

  4. Dec 23, 2023 · While the exact age of the Virgin Mary at the time of Jesus’s conception is not explicitly stated in the New Testament, it is widely believed that she was likely between 12 and 14 years old—a common age for betrothal according to Jewish traditions outlined in the Old Testament.

  5. Sep 10, 2020 · Updated on September 10, 2020. Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, was a young girl, probably only about 12 or 13 years old when the angel Gabriel came to her. She had recently become engaged to a carpenter named Joseph. Mary was an ordinary Jewish girl, looking forward to marriage. Suddenly her life changed forever. Mary, Mother of Jesus.

  6. Lineage. In Luke 1:36 Mary is called a kinswoman of Elizabeth, a daughter of Aaron ( Luke 1:5 ). This may be thought to suggest that Mary also belonged to the tribe of Levi, as indicated in Text XII Pat ( Simeon vii), but other indications argue strongly that she, like Joseph, was of royal lineage.

  7. 3 days ago · Feb. 21, 2024, 3:39 AM ET (Yahoo News) The Virgin Mary features heavily in anti-abortion activism – and many Catholics are worried. Mary (flourished beginning of the Christian era) the mother of Jesus, venerated in the Christian church since the apostolic age and a favourite subject in Western art, music, and literature.

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