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METHUSELAH

A man descended from Seth and Enoch and father of Lamech. He is remembered mostly because of the extraordinarily long life he led -- 969 years. So far as recorded ages are concerned, he is the oldest man in the Bible (Genesis 5:21-27).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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