Methuselah(redirected from Methusala)
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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.
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oldest man mentioned in Bible. [O.T.: Genesis 5:27]
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son of Enoch; patriarch said to have lived 969 years. [O.T.: Genesis 5:21–27]
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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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