the oldest person mentioned in the Bible (969 years)

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Why did people live so long before the Flood?

In Genesis 5, some of the descendants of Adam are listed with their ages. The people listed lived very much longer than anybody does today. For example, Adam lived to be 930. The oldest age, 969 ...
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Significance of Methuselah's death year

This is something I noted once when reading Genesis, and am still wondering if there's any meaning to it. Genesis tells us that Noah was 599-600 years old1 when the flood came. Genesis 7:11 (ESV) ...
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Where and/or when did the tradition that Methuselah died seven days before the Flood (for a period of mourning) originate?

A few answerers to the question Significance of Methuselah's death year replied with the claim that Methuselah died seven days before the Flood began, thus leaving Noah and his family as the only ...
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Methuselah, his name in relations to methamphetamine

Did Methuselah's name have anything to do with methamphetamine or the fact that he lived so long?