- a patriarch who lived 969 years. Gen. 5:27.
- an extremely old man.
- a very large wine bottle holding 6½ quarts (6 liters).
- a wine bottle holding the equivalent of eight normal bottles
- Old Testament a patriarch supposed to have lived 969 years (Genesis 5:21–27) who has come to be regarded as epitomizing longevityDouay spelling: Mathusala
The oldest man mentioned in the Bible (see also Bible); according to the Book of Genesis, he was the grandfather of Noah and lived to be 969 years old.