What were the ages of the Apostles Peter and John when Jesus was crucified?
What I’ve heard is Peter was about the same age as Jesus (30-33), while John was an older teenage, approximately 18. This makes sense in the passages:
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:26–27, ESV)
A teenager along with women would be less threatened being present at the crucifixion.
Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first (John 20:4, ESV)
For men who were not athletes, you would expect an 18 year old to outrun a 30 year old.
Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” (John 21:20–21, ESV)
Jesus had told Peter to feed his sheep. Usually younger brothers were given the task of taking care of the literal sheep. Peter had to get used to the idea that shepherds (pastors) were elders.
What other evidence to we have for the ages of Peter and John at the crucifixion.