Who was Methuselah?

In the Hebrew Bible or Christian Old Testament, 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.


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