Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts מְתוּשֶׁלַח(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. mə-THOOZ-ə-lə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "man of the dart" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the father of Lamech and the grandfather of Noah. He lived to age 969, making him the longest-lived person in the Bible.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMathusalem(Biblical French) Methusalem(Biblical German) Metushelach(Biblical Hebrew) Matusalemme(Biblical Italian) Mathusalam(Biblical Latin) Matusalén(Biblical Spanish)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020