Definitions for methuselahməˈθu zə lə, -ˈθuz lə
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Me•thu•se•lahməˈθu zə lə, -ˈθuz lə(n.)
a patriarch who lived 969 years. Gen. 5:27.
(often l.c.) a wine bottle holding 6½ qt. (6 l).
(Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
old man, greybeard, graybeard, Methuselah(noun)
a man who is very old
The oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, having reportedly lived 969 years.
Any person or thing that has lived to a very old age.
A wine bottle having the capacity of eight standard bottles (six litres)
According to the Hebrew Bible, Methuselah is purported to be the oldest person to ever live. Extra-biblical tradition maintains that he died on the 11th of Cheshvan of the year 1656, at the age of 969, seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood. Methuselah was the son of Enoch and the grandfather of Noah. The name Methuselah, or the phrase "old as Methuselah", is commonly used to refer to any living thing reaching great age.
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