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The New Testament does not give an age for Zachariah, only that he, according to his own words "I am an old man" Luke 1:18. Using the Old Testament as our commentary, according to Numbers 8:24-25, the age of service for the Levitical priests was 25 to 50 years of age. With 50 being the mandatory retirement age, he would have been a maximum of 49 at his visitation. If his retirement was within the next 9 months he would have been 50 at John's birth.

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His exact age isn't given. Luke 1:7 says that he and his wife Elizabeth "were both well advanced in years."

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