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("he dies and it (the flood) is sent".) A name given prophetically by Enoch, or given after the event. Phoenician inscriptions use methu or betha ("a man"). The man who lived the longest -969 years. He died in the year of the flood, possibly by it. It is suggestive that death enters into the name of the longest liver. No record of godliness is given, as in his father Enoch's case (Genesis 5:21-27); faith is not always hereditary.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'methuselah' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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