John the baptist died at what age (Matthew 14, Mark 6)? I have tried to research with no possible conclusion Kindly assist
According to Luke 1:26, John was conceived 6 months before Jesus, so Jesus and John were about the same age. And according to Luke 3:23, Jesus was about 30 years old after his baptism. Since presumably John was imprisoned after Jesus' baptism, that would make him about 30 or older when he was imprisoned and killed. And since he died before Jesus, he would have been younger than Jesus' age at death. Modern estimates of Jesus' age at death are from 34-42 (see Chronology of Jesus); assuming Luke's idea of his age wasn't far from that, Luke's version would have John older than about 30 and younger than 42 when he died.