The Oldest Person (and People) in the Bible

While Methuselah is the oldest person mentioned in the Bible, considered to have lived for 969 years, there were others who came close to his incredible age. All of the oldest people from the Bible are of the Book of Genesis and form the patrilineal lineage that joins Adam to Noah.

These ten biblical men are recognized as the Pre-Flood Patriarchs, as they were living before the great flood. All of them lived to be amazingly aged, with most of them passing away when they were beyond 900 years old. From their prolonged lifespans, many of the oldest men in their family were still alive when the later men in their descent were born.

1. Methuselah – 969
2. Jared – 962
3. Noah – 950
4. Adam – 930
5. Seth – 912
6. Kenan – 910
7. Enos – 905
8. Mahalalel – 895
9. Lamech – 777
10. Enoch – 365

Below you'll find the Scripture mentions of each of these men!