I was watching Pure Life, and Jason Evert made a convincing argument that when Joseph was betrothed to Mary, he was probably 18 yrs old at the time. The idea or the belief that Joseph was an old man, or a widower would make it almost impossible for them to combat the harsh environment of ancient Israel.
Think about it for once. Do you suppose an 65 or 70 yrs old man could be able to pull on his own with the donkey, with Mary on it as they journey to Egypt? I’m convinced of Jason Evert position that Joseph was not old as some may believe. I believe that Joseph was no more than 18 yrs of age, the average age of any Jewish man at the time to marry. Another factor, that is convincing is that Joseph is a carpenter. He build houses. I don’t think an old man is physically capable of taking a lot of physical labor that carpenters do.