This article is about the Biblical character. See Methuselah for other uses.
Methuselah or Metush├ęlach () is the oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. According to the Bible, he reached the age of 969 years. Genesis 5:27 states, "And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died" (American Standard Version). Genesis 5:5 states, "So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died." (American Standard Version). Assuming Adam's life began at the time of creation, Adam was alive when Methuselah was born. This makes Methuselah the human link between Adam and Noah (Assuming Methuselah died at the time of the flood, or at least after Noah's birth). The name Methuselah has become a general synonym for any living creature of great age.Using Bishop Ussher's Bible chronology from the creation to Nebuchadrezzar II provides the following dates: 
4004 BC - Creation
3317 BC - Birth of Methuselah
2348 BC -