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Methuselah .

Hebrew: מתושלח ., Arabic: متوشلخ ., Estonian: Metuusala .
Also Known As: "Methuselah", "Matusalih", "Matwasyalah", "מתושלח", "متوشلخ", "ben Enoch", "Hebrew: מְתוּשֶׁלַח / מְתוּשָׁלַח", "Modern Metušélaħ / Metušálaħ Tiberian Məṯûšélaḥ / Məṯûšālaḥ"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: City of Enoch
Death: Died in Shulon, East Eden
Immediate Family:

Son of Enoch / Idris . and Edna .
Husband of Edna .
Father of Rake’el .; Eliakim .; Lamech .; Other Daughters; Rasu'el . and 4 others
Brother of Baraki'il .; Regim .; Elimelech .; Melca .; Other Daughters and 8 others

Occupation: (Mathusala Methusael Methuselah Mathusalem); `Man of the dart', BLESSED, lived 969 years, Prophet, Died at 969
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About Methuselah .

Genesis 5:21, 25-27

Wikipedia: Methuselah and מתושלח

Longest lived person in history. The oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, given as 969 years. The name Methuselah has become a general synonym for any living creature of great age.

Methuselah is calculated to have died in the year of the Great Flood, using the numbers from the Masoretic Text. Rashi's comment on Genesis 7:4 said the seven days preceding the Flood constituted the mourning period for Methuselah, for the sake of whose righteousness the Flood was delayed.

God promised Enoch that judgment would not come as long as Methuselah lived.

Genesis assigns Adam the age of 930 years, which in the standard Ussher chronology makes Methuselah contemporary with Adam (for 243 years) and the last human link between Adam and Noah.

In a midrash version of Sefer haYashar or Book of Jasher,[4] Methuselah accompanied his grandson Noah in attempting to persuade the people of the earth to return to godliness. (Jasher 5:7) All other very long-lived people died, and Methuselah was the only one of this class left. (Jasher 5:21) God planned to bring the flood after all the men who walked in the ways of the LORD had died (besides Noah's nuclear family). (Jasher 4:20) Methuselah lived until the ark was built, but died before the flood, since God had promised he would not be killed with the unrighteous. (Jasher 5:21)


Abbrev: CBASD 1:183

Title: La Cronologia de la primera epoca de la historia Biblica. InComentario Biblico Adventista del Septimo Dia, Vol 1, pp. 183-207.

Author: Nichol, F. D. & others (Red.). Ampuero Mata, V. (Translator).

Publication: Mountain View, California: Publicaciones Interamericanas, 1978

. Methusalem, Metusela eller Metushelach (det första är hur namnet transponerats via grekiskan, det andra är 1917 års översättning och det sista är Bibel 2000 som ligger närmast det hebreiska originalet) var i judisk mytologi så som den förmedlas av Gamla Testamentet en patriark som sägs ha levat i 969 år. Han var far till Noas far Lemek.

Hans namn har översatts på två olika sätt: dels "Hans död skall sända den" och dels "Man av spjutet" eller "Man av pilen". Intressant nog så var hans far, Hanok/Henok/Enok, en profet samtidigt som han tycks ha dött samma år som syndafloden kom.


aka Motoshaleh ibn EDRES, aka Methushaleh (Mathusala Methusael Metusalem Mathusalem) ADANYA, Man of the dart '

Poss. Jullus i Roms 9-oldefar.

HM George I s 83-oldefar.

HRE Ferdinand I s 79-oldefar. 

Agnes Harris '83-oldefar.

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Kone / partner: Edna

 Børn:       Eljakim   ,   Laamech   ;   Rake'el

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Hans (evt.) Børnebørn: Adataneses , Sedeqetelebab , Ne-elatama , NIR (Nur) , Noah (Nuh Noe) ibn LAMEK , Emzara (Coba)

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Fra http://fabpedigree.com/s088/f813283.htm


Age 969 yrs


lived to be 969.
Methuselah (Hebrew: מְתֿוּשֶלַח / מְתֿוּשָלַח, Modern Mətušélaḥ / Mətušálaḥ Tiberian Məṯûšélaḥ / Məṯûšālaḥ ; "Man of the dart/spear", or alternatively "his death shall bring judgment"[1]) is the man in the Hebrew Bible reported to have lived the longest.[2] Extra-biblical tradition maintains that he died on the 11th of Cheshvan of the year 1656 (Anno Mundi, after Creation), at the age of 969, seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood.[3] 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 anything of great age.[citation needed]


In the Bible

Methuselah means 'Man of the dart/light spear'.

Genesis 5:21: 'And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:'

Genesis 5:25-26: 'And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:27: 'All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.'

The verses are available in three manuscript traditions, the Masoretic, the Septuagint and the Samaritan Torah. The three traditions do not agree with each other. The differences can be summarized as follows:

  • Masoretic : Age at son;s birth (187), Remainder of life of Methuselah (782), Age at death (969), Comment : Methuselah died in 1656 AM, the year of the Flood at the age of 969.
  • Septuagint (Alexandrinus) : Age at son;s birth (187), Remainder of life of Methuselah (782), Age at death (969), Comment : Methuselah dies in 2256 AM, six years before the Flood (2262 AM)
  • Septuagint (Vaticanus) : Age at son;s birth (167), Remainder of life of Methuselah (802), Age at death (969), Comment : Methuselah dies in 2256 AM, fourteen years after the Flood (2242 AM)
  • Samaritan : Age at son;s birth (67), Remainder of life of Methuselah (653), Age at death (720), Comment : Methuselah dies in the year of the Flood (1307 AM)

There have been numerous attempts to account for these differences – the most obvious being accidental corruption by copyists and translators. Some errors may be the result of mistaken attempts to correct previous errors. Gerhard Larsson has suggested that the rabbis who translated the Septuagint from Hebrew to Greek in Alexandria around the 3rd century BC, aware that the Egyptian historian Manetho makes no mention of a Deluge, lengthened the patriarchs' ages to push back the time of the flood to before the first Egyptian dynasty.

Extra-Biblical mentions

Methuselah appears in two important Jewish works from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. In the Book of Enoch, Enoch (as the narrator) tells Methuselah of the coming worldwide flood and of the future Messianic kingdom. He is known having a great sword (Sword of Methuselah) that conquers evils and ghosts. The Book of Jubilees names Methuselah's mother and his wife – both are named Edna – and his daughter-in-law, Betenos, Lamech's wife.

The 17th century midrashic Sefer haYashar ("Book of Jasher") describes Methuselah with his grandson Noah attempting to persuade the people of the earth to return to godliness. All other very long-lived people died, and Methuselah was the only one of this class left. God planned to bring the flood after all the men who walked in the ways of the Lord had died (besides Noah and his family). Methuselah lived until the ark was built, but died before the flood, since God had promised he would not be killed with the unrighteous.[9] The Sefer haYashar gives Methuselah's age at death as 960 and does not synchronize his death with the flood.

The Sumerian king list mentions a character named Ubara-Tutu who seems almost identical to Methuselah. He was the son of En-men-dur-ana the Sumerian Enoch, and king of Sumer until the flood swept over the land. Although their ages are different their father and year of death remain the same.


Interpretations


The meaning of Methuselah's age has engendered considerable speculation, but no widely accepted conclusions. These speculations can be discussed under four categories and their combinations: literal, mistranslation, symbolic, and fictional interpretations.

Literal

Interpretations of the Bible following Biblical literalism take Methuselah's 969 years to be 969 solar years. Some literalists suggest certain arguments for how this could be: early humans had a better diet, or a water vapor canopy protected the earth from radiation before the Flood. Others introduce theological causes: humans were originally to have everlasting life, but sin was introduced into the world by Adam and Eve, its influence became greater with each generation, and God progressively shortened human life, particularly after the Flood.

Mistranslation

Some believe that Methuselah's extreme age is the result of an ancient mistranslation that converted "months" to "years", producing a more credible 969 lunar months, or 78½ years, but the same calculation applied to Enoch would have him fathering Methuselah at the age of 5 using numbers from the Masoretic Text. Donald V. Etz suggested that the Genesis 5 numbers "might for convenience have all been multiples of 5 or 10". If the Septuagint numbers are divided by 10, Enoch's 165 when he fathered his son would be 16½ years, and Methuselah's 969 when he died would be 96.9 years.

Ellen Bennet argued that the Septuagint Genesis 5 numbers are in tenths of years, which "will explain how it was that they read 930 years for the age of Adam instead of 93 years, and 969 years for Methuselah instead of 96 years, and 950 years for that of Noah instead of 95 years"... "Surely it is much more rational to conclude that Noah lived 50 years instead of 500 years before he took a wife and begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth." and lists the Septuagint total ages with decimal points: 93.0 for Adam, 91.0 for Cainan, 96.9 for Methuselah, 95.0 for Noah, etc. Robert M. Best provided a similar table of the same Septuagint Genesis 5 numbers with decimal points inserted in the same tenth position.

Symbolic

Methuselah's father Enoch, who does not die but is taken by God, is the seventh patriarch, and Methuselah, the eighth, dies in the year of the Flood, which ends the ten-generational sequence from Adam to Noah, in whose time the world is destroyed.

Fictional

Among those who believe that all the numbers of Genesis 5, including Methuselah's age, have no meaning at all, Kenneth Kitchen calls them "pure myth", Yigal Levin believes they are intended simply to speed the reader from Adam to Noah, and Claus Westermann believes they are intended to create the impression of a distant past.

Derivative words

The word "Methuselarity" was coined by Aubrey de Grey to mean a future point in time when all of the medical conditions that cause human death would be eliminated and death would occur only by accident or homicide.


Popular culture


The term "Methuselah" is used extensively in modern times and in popular culture. See Methuselah (disambiguation)

Source

  1. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~royalancestors/biblical/1timeline/creator4.htm
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methuselah

Isikust Metuusala . (eesti)

Genesis 5:21, 25-27

Wikipedia: Methuselah and מתושלח

Kui Eenok oli elanud kuuskümmend viis aastat, siis sündis temale Metuusala. (1Ms 5:21)

Longest lived person in history. The oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, given as 969 years. The name Methuselah has become a general synonym for any living creature of great age.

Methuselah is calculated to have died in the year of the Great Flood, using the numbers from the Masoretic Text. Rashi's comment on Genesis 7:4 said the seven days preceding the Flood constituted the mourning period for Methuselah, for the sake of whose righteousness the Flood was delayed.

God promised Enoch that judgment would not come as long as Methuselah lived.

Genesis assigns Adam the age of 930 years, which in the standard Ussher chronology makes Methuselah contemporary with Adam (for 243 years) and the last human link between Adam and Noah.

In a midrash version of Sefer haYashar or Book of Jasher,[4] Methuselah accompanied his grandson Noah in attempting to persuade the people of the earth to return to godliness. (Jasher 5:7) All other very long-lived people died, and Methuselah was the only one of this class left. (Jasher 5:21) God planned to bring the flood after all the men who walked in the ways of the LORD had died (besides Noah's nuclear family). (Jasher 4:20) Methuselah lived until the ark was built, but died before the flood, since God had promised he would not be killed with the unrighteous. (Jasher 5:21)


Abbrev: CBASD 1:183

Title: La Cronologia de la primera epoca de la historia Biblica. InComentario Biblico Adventista del Septimo Dia, Vol 1, pp. 183-207.

Author: Nichol, F. D. & others (Red.). Ampuero Mata, V. (Translator).

Publication: Mountain View, California: Publicaciones Interamericanas, 1978

. Methusalem, Metusela eller Metushelach (det första är hur namnet transponerats via grekiskan, det andra är 1917 års översättning och det sista är Bibel 2000 som ligger närmast det hebreiska originalet) var i judisk mytologi så som den förmedlas av Gamla Testamentet en patriark som sägs ha levat i 969 år. Han var far till Noas far Lemek.

Hans namn har översatts på två olika sätt: dels "Hans död skall sända den" och dels "Man av spjutet" eller "Man av pilen". Intressant nog så var hans far, Hanok/Henok/Enok, en profet samtidigt som han tycks ha dött samma år som syndafloden kom.


aka Motoshaleh ibn EDRES, aka Methushaleh (Mathusala Methusael Metusalem Mathusalem) ADANYA, Man of the dart '

Poss. Jullus i Roms 9-oldefar.

HM George I s 83-oldefar.

HRE Ferdinand I s 79-oldefar. 

Agnes Harris '83-oldefar.

---

Kone / partner: Edna

 Børn:       Eljakim   ,   Laamech   ;   Rake'el

---

Hans (evt.) Børnebørn: Adataneses , Sedeqetelebab , Ne-elatama , NIR (Nur) , Noah (Nuh Noe) ibn LAMEK , Emzara (Coba)

--

Fra http://fabpedigree.com/s088/f813283.htm


Age 969 yrs


lived to be 969.
Methuselah (Hebrew: מְתֿוּשֶלַח / מְתֿוּשָלַח, Modern Mətušélaḥ / Mətušálaḥ Tiberian Məṯûšélaḥ / Məṯûšālaḥ ; "Man of the dart/spear", or alternatively "his death shall bring judgment"[1]) is the man in the Hebrew Bible reported to have lived the longest.[2] Extra-biblical tradition maintains that he died on the 11th of Cheshvan of the year 1656 (Anno Mundi, after Creation), at the age of 969, seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood.[3] 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 anything of great age.[citation needed]

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Methuselah .'s Timeline

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Zion,East,Eden,
-3073
-3073
City of Enoch

Génesis 5
Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)
Los descendientes de Adán
(1 Cr. 1.1-4)

21 Vivió Enoc sesenta y cinco años, y engendró a Matusalén.

-2886
-2886
Age 186
City of Enoch

25 Vivió Matusalén ciento ochenta y siete años, y engendró a Lamec.

-2104
-2104
Age 968
Shulon, East Eden

26 Y vivió Matusalén, después que engendró a Lamec, setecientos ochenta y dos años, y engendró hijos e hijas.

27 Fueron, pues, todos los días de Matusalén novecientos sesenta y nueve años; y murió.

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