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Methuselah (Hebrew: מְתוּשֶׁלַח / מְתוּשָׁלַח, Modern Mətušélaḥ / Mətušálaḥ Tiberian Məṯûšélaḥ / Məṯûšālaḥ ; "Man of the dart/spear", or alternatively "his death shall bring judgment" ) is the man reported to have lived the longest at the age of 969 in the Hebrew Bible . Extra-biblical tradition maintains that he died on the 11th of Cheshvan of the year 1656AM (Anno Mundi, after Creation), seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood. Methuselah was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah.

The name Methuselah, or the phrase "old as Methuselah," is commonly used to refer to anything of great age.

"The patriarchs of the Old Testament ," Jared

"The patriarchs of the Old Testament ," Enoch,, Sebald Beham

"The patriarchs of the Old Testament ," Mahalaleel

"The patriarchs of the Old Testament ," Kenan

"The patriarchs of the Old Testament ," Enos

"The patriarchs of the Old Testament ," Seth

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