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published: 6/10/13

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Methuselah



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Circa 2nd century B.C.

Who was Methuselah?

Methuselah means "man of the javelin."

Methuselah was a descendant of Seth, the son of Enoch, and father of Lamech (Gen 5:21 ff; 1 Ch 1:3; Lk 3:37).

Methuselah is said to have lived 969 years; he is therefore the oldest of the patriarchs and the oldest man.



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IBSE, "Methuselah" (in the public domain) with minor edits.