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Methuselah
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Methuselah, Son of Enoch
Methuselah, Son of Enoch (מְתוּשֶׁלַח‎, methushelach; Μαθουσαλά, Mathousala). The father of Lamech and grandfather of Noah (1 Chr 1:3–4; Luke 3:36–37). He was also a descendant of Seth and the son of Enoch (Gen 5:21; 1 Chr 1:1–4; Luke 3:37–38). Methuselah is said to have lived 969 years; this is the longest
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Methuselah (Person)
METHUSELAH (PERSON) [Heb mĕtûšelaḥ (מְתוּשֶׁלַח‎); mĕtûšālaḥ (מְתוּשָׁלַח)]. Son of Enoch when Enoch was 65 years old (Gen 5:21); and, at 187 years of age, father of Lamech (Gen 5:25). Methuselah lived 969 years (Gen 5:27), the longest life span of anyone mentioned in the Bible. The name Methuselah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Methuselah
Methuselah. Son of Enoch, Lamech’s father, and the grandfather of Noah through Seth’s line (Gn 5:21–27; 1 Chr 1:3). Living 969 years, Methuselah is the oldest recorded person in the Bible. His lineage is included in Luke’s genealogy of Christ (3:37, kjv Mathusala).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
Mathusala
Mathusala. kjv rendering of Methuselah, Enoch’s son, in Luke 3:37.See Methuselah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Methuselah
Methuselah mə-thoo̅ʹsə-lə [Heb meṯûšelaḥ; Gk Mathousala]; AV also MATHUSALA (Lk. 3:37). Son of Enoch and father of Lamech (Gen. 5:21–27; cf. 1 Ch. 1:3; Lk. 3:37).The meaning of “Methuselah” is debated. If one assumes a Semitic background for the name, the first element, meṯû, should mean
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Methuselah
METHUSELAH Son of Enoch, Lamech’s father, and the grandfather of Noah through Seth’s line (Gn 5:21–27; 1 Chr 1:3). Living 969 years, Methuselah is the oldest recorded person in the Bible. His lineage is included in Luke’s genealogy of Christ (Lk 3:37).See also Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
Mathusala
MATHUSALA* kjv rendering of Methuselah, Enoch’s son, in Luke 3:37. See Methuselah.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Methuselah
Methuselah (mi-thoo´suh-luh), according to the lineage of Seth, the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah (Gen. 5:21–27; 1 Chron. 1:3). Methuselah lived for 969 years, the longest-lived person in the Bible. Cf. Methushael (Gen. 4:18).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Methuselah
METHUSELAH. The father of Lamech, grandfather of Noah, and son of Enoch. He died when 969 years of age (Gen 5:25–27), in the year of the Flood.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Methuselah
METHUSELAH (Heb. meṯûšelaḥ, meaning apparently ‘man of [the deity] Lach’). The eighth Patriarch listed in the genealogy of Gn. 5. He was the son of Enoch and grandfather of Noah. He lived to the great age of 969 years according to the Heb. and the lxx (the Samaritan gives 720 years). Though they
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Methuselah
Methuselah (Heb. mĕṯûšellaḥ; Gk. Mathousalá)The son of Enoch and father of Lamech in the lineage of Seth (Gen. 5:21–27; 1 Chr. 1:3). Of the extremely long-lived people before the Flood, Methuselah is credited with the longest life, 969 years. He is named among the ancestors of Jesus (Luke 3:37).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Methuselah
Methuselah [mə thōōˊzə lə] (Heb. meṯûšelaḥ “man of the javelin” or “worshipper of [the god] Šelaḥ”; Gk. Mathousala). The son of Enoch and father of Lamech in the lineage of Seth (Gen. 5:21–27; 1 Chr. 1:3). Of the extremely long-lived people before the Flood, Methuselah is credited with the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Methuselah
METHUSELAH The son of Enoch (Gen 5:21) and the father of Lamech (Gen 5:25). According to Genesis, he is the seventh generation descended from Adam and the grandfather of Noah (Gen 5:3–32). He lived to the age of 969, the longest life span mentioned in the Bible.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Methuselah
Methuselah. The eighth in the list of antediluvian patriarchs in Gen. 5 and the longest lived (969 years; Gen. 5:27). He appears in the parallel list in Gen. 4 as ‘Methusael’ (RV ‘Methushael’) (v. 18).
See also
Relatives
Enoch Father
Lamech Son
Noah Grandson
Jered Grandfather