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[muh-thoo-zuh-luh, -thooz-luh] /məˈθu zə lə, -ˈθuz lə/

a patriarch who lived 969 years. Gen. 5:27.
an extremely old man.
a very large wine bottle holding 6½ quarts (6 liters).
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of eight normal bottles
(Old Testament) a patriarch supposed to have lived 969 years (Genesis 5:21–27) who has come to be regarded as epitomizing longevity Douay spelling Mathusala
Methuselah [(muh-thooh-zuh-luh)]

The oldest man mentioned in the Bible; according to the Book of Genesis, he was the grandfather of Noah and lived to be 969 years old.

Note: Figuratively, a “Methuselah” is an extremely old person.

man of the dart, the son of Enoch, and grandfather of Noah. He was the oldest man of whom we have any record, dying at the age of nine hundred and sixty-nine years, in the year of the Flood (Gen. 5:21-27; 1 Chr. 1:3).


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