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In Uncategorized on March 3, 2010 at 8:05 pm

In The City of God, Augustine raises a curious question: How did Methuselah survive the flood? According to Genesis, the patriarch was 355 years old when Noah was born, and the deluge occurred 600 years later. Thus Methuselah was 955 at the flood–yet he lived to be 969. He was not aboard the ark, and the deluge destroyed the rest of humanity. How did Methuselah survive?

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