Methuselah

Methuselah [N] [S]

man of the dart, the son of Enoch, and grandfather of Noah. He was the oldest man of whom we have any record, dying at the age of nine hundred and sixty-nine years, in the year of the Flood ( Genesis 5:21-27 ; 1 Chronicles 1:3 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Methuselah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Methuselah [N] [E]

(man of the dart ), the son of Enoch, sixth in descent from Seth, and father of Lamech. ( Genesis 5:25-27 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Methuselah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

METHUSELAH

me-thu'-se-la, me-thu'-se-la (methushelach, "man of the javelin"):

A descendant of Seth, the son of Enoch, and father of Lamech (Genesis 5:21; 1 Chronicles 1:3; Luke 3:37). Methuselah is said to have lived 969 years; he is therefore the oldest of the patriarchs and the oldest man. It is doubtful whether these long years do not include the duration of a family or clan.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'METHUSELAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.