He Was the Grandson of Methuselah
Noah was the grandson of Methuselah, the oldest person in the Bible, who died at 969 years old in the year of the flood. He is one of the favorite characters in the Old Testament. His father was Enoch, of whom it is said he “walked with God” (Genesis 5:24), but who was taken to heaven without dying at 365 years. While we know Noah’s father was Lamech, we are not told his mother’s name. Methuselah’s son Lamech died a few years before the flood at 777 years after Noah was born. We also know that he was the tenth generation descendent of Adam who was the first human being on earth. When Methuselah was born, his godly father must have prophetically known of coming things for his son’s name means “when he died, judgment,” and interestingly enough, Methuselah died in the same year God judged the sinful world with the great Flood of Noah’s day.