Methuselah

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Methuselah

(mēthyo͞o`zələ), in the Bible, descendant of Seth; son of Enoch. He is said to have lived 969 years. It is also spelled Mathusala.

Methuselah

oldest man mentioned in Bible. [O.T.: Genesis 5:27]

Methuselah

son of Enoch; patriarch said to have lived 969 years. [O.T.: Genesis 5:21–27]

Methuselah

Old Testament a patriarch supposed to have lived 969 years (Genesis 5:21--27) who has come to be regarded as epitomizing longevity
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This year, for example, the opening Waldmeister Overture and the intriguing Methusalem Quadrille and the whimsically exotic Persian March by Johann Strauss II were among the most rewarding items on the programme.
But Methusalem answered, and said, "If I am to live but five hundred years longer, it is not worth while to build me an house; I will sleep in the air, as I have been used to do.
at the Battle of Crecy is interrupted by joking Cockney soldiers who ask "Wot about Methusalem, Taffy?