The Gospel says nothing on the age of Joseph other to imply that he had children before Jesus was born. It was common in Hebrew custom for men to marry only after they established themselves financially. For a carpenter this might take a while. Matthew 13:55 references Jesus having 4 brothers and some sisters. Some or all of these must have been prior to Jesus' birth. There are some of the Apocryphal gospels that mention Jesus having 6 siblins, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. I believe in the Protoevangelium (an Apocryphal Book) it states that Joseph was 49 when he was married to Mary. He was married at 40 to another woman, they had 6 children and then she died. One year later Joseph married Mary.
I have to take the Apocryphal gospels with a grain of salt, but I don't see any obvious reason to doubt the above account in that it does not violate any Hebrew customs nor were these relationships looked down on in other cultures of the time. I thought that Joseph would have been maybe 10 years younger than this, but the ages cited are within the realm of possibility.
Yes, I am Catholic. Please don't make me regret posting this.
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