(mih thuh' sseh luh) Personal name meaning either, “man of the javelin” or “worshiper of Selah.” A son of Enoch (who walked with God) and grandfather of Noah (Genesis 5:21,Genesis 5:26-29). According to the biblical record, Methuselah is the oldest human ever, dying at age 969 (Genesis 5:27).
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'METHUSELAH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".