Methuselah


Me·thu·se·lah

noun \mə-ˈthü-zə-lə, -ˈthyü-; -ˈth(y)üz-lə\

Definition of METHUSELAH

1
:  an ancestor of Noah held to have lived 969 years
2
:  an oversize wine bottle holding about six liters

Origin of METHUSELAH

Hebrew Mĕthūshelaḥ
First Known Use: 14th century

Methuselah

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Biblical patriarch who lived to the age of 969. The son of Enoch, he is mentioned in Genesis as a descendant of Seth, the son of Adam and Eve begotten after Cain. He is remembered as the world's oldest human being. He was the father of Lamech and grandfather of Noah; his later descendants included Abraham, Jacob, and David.

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