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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.
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