It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!!! I know, it’s a bit unfair pulling a verse from the book of Genesis since most of it is absurd through and through, but I can’t help myself.
“Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.” – Genesis 5:27
Methuselah lived 969 years old, the oldest person in the Bible. I will give the Bible a bit of credit on one thing. Methuselah is the grandfather of Noah and therefore lived before God made his pact with Noah stating no one will ever live past 120 years. There are several instances of Biblical characters living longer than 120 years after the time of Noah, proving God a liar, but Methuselah was not one of them.
That doesn’t, however, excuse the crazy. 969 years!!! Give me a break! At a time with lower quality health care a person lives 8 times longer than the oldest humans live today in a time of greater health care? Come on! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Bible would be much more believable if the absolute crazy were taken out. Why 969 years? Make it 95 and it’s more believable! I suppose humans have disappointed God so much he doesn’t let them live longer. Yeah, right. 🙂