ANTEDELUVIAN LONGEVITY


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Methuselah is the longevity record holder at 969 years. Back then, proper names were often prophetic. “Methuselah” is a transliterated, composite word from at least three other words and translates, “When he dies, he will send it.” The reference is to the Noahic Flood. Methuselah’s father, Enoch, so named him because he was aware of the coming catastrophe. Consequently, he walked with God and was not because he was translated, being a mere 350 or so years old. Sure enough, in the same year that Methuselah died, the flood came: that was in 1656 Post Adam or 2344 B.C. So, Methuselah’s father is one of two men in human history to be translated rather than die, and his grandson built the ark to the saving of the human race. Hummmmm. Aside from all other indicators, what a strong argument this is that it pays to serve God.

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