Now Ramsha was most wicked, and he feared neither God nor man, and when he was 320
years old, he begat Methuselah, and all the days of his life were 615 years, and
Ramsha died, and there was none found to weep over him.
Summary: (c. 5,402 — c. 4,577 BCE) Methuselah (not to be confused with Methuselah
I, the son of Enoch) was originally given the name Bozdra by his father, Ramsha —
a cruel and violent man who had a reputation for killing Enoshahim for sport (AZC
- Ramsha). Soon after the boy’s birth, his mother, Haziel, who was kidnapped by Ramsha,
escaped with her son and returned to her village near the Sea of Galilee. It was
there that Bozdra was given the name Methuselah. He married a woman named Ziphia,
and eventually settled near Mount Moriah (AZC - Methuselah II).
Methuselah was the father of Lamech, and at the age of 367, became the grandfather
of Noah. According to scripture, when Noah was forty years of age, Methuselah persuaded
Lamech to send Noah to find a wife among the daughters of Lamech’s brother, Phiniah
(B:20:26-28). The excursion led to the beloved union of Noah and Suzanne, the youngest
daughter of Phiniah. When Lamech found out the couple had essentially run away without
the permission of his brother, he was very distraught. Yet, Methuselah was elated
that Noah and Suzanne were together, and — assuring Lamech that things could be smoothed
over — he promptly sealed their marriage (B:20:41-44).
Methuselah was appointed as the High Priest of the Adaam at the age of 500. He guided
his grandson Noah throughout his life, teaching and preparing him to initiate the
second dispensation of God. It was Methuselah who first revealed to Noah his spiritual
identity as the Arch-AngelGabriel (B:22:1-20). The 1st Endowment reveals that Methuselah
was the mortal manifestation of the Azraella Ahgendai (1:3:33). Methuselah lived
825 years, and was buried in a cave near Mount Moriah (AZC - Methuselah II).
Azrael’s Commentary - Methuselah II
Methuselah grew up in a pleasant Adamic village called Pelaree where he loved to
fish on the Sea of Galilee. But after his father’s death, he moved to Mount Moriah
where he met a strange giant of a man who suffered from madness. This man was none
other than Yasher-Baal. Methuselah befriended Yasher-Baal and over a period of years,
Yasher-Baal recovered from his dementia. Yasher-Baal proved helpful to Methuselah
in the writing of a complete and comprehensive history of the Adamic Age. This history
included a complete account of Adam and Eve, the great division of the Adaam, and
a subsequent history of both the Sethian Empire and the Sumerian Empire. Yet, despite
this friendly collaboration, Methuselah could not reconcile Yasher-Baal to God; and
sometime after the history was completed, Yasher-Baal simply walked away and was
never heard from again. This history of the Adamic Age was presented in a 14-volume
set of books.
To this history, Methuselah II added a translatable dictionary of the Adamic language
in which specific words, idioms and colloquialisms found among the Adaam were translated
into the several languages used by the Enoshahim in the region.
Aside from his scholarly pursuits, Methuselah experimented with the breeding of goats
for the purpose of milk and cheese production. A man known for his gentle sense of
humor, Methuselah loved to create elaborate pranks which he played on his children
and grandchildren. Methuselah loved a good laugh even if the joke was on him. Like
Mother Eve, Methuselah preached that laughter was the best medicine.
On his 500th birthday, Methuselah was appointed the great High Priest of the Adaam.
As High Priest, Methuselah sent exploratory teams throughout the world to report
on distant lands, people and natural resources. These reports were used to create
an almanac of the world. This almanac was used by his grandson, Noah, when he sent
his sons throughout the world to broaden the Adamic influence at the advent of the
Azrael’s Commentary - Ramsha
Son of Eber, father of Methuselah II; a large, cruel and violent man. As a child
Ramsha heard the stories of the Sethian Empire and of its fall to the armies of Ahgah
Eaton and the Enoshahim. Thus in his youth he began to hate all Enoshahim, taking
for his hero the man Bozdra (B:20:9). Growing into manhood, Ramsha refused to learn
his father’s trade and he became instead a professional hunter; often trading in
the fur and meat of the animals he killed. Becoming more skilled as a hunter with
each passing year, Ramsha began to hunt the Enoshahim for sport. When this dark truth
was discovered by his father, Ramsha killed him in order to keep his secret from
being known. However, this heartless act was witnessed by a family friend, causing
the Adaam to expel Ramsha from all their towns and villages.
To the Enoshahim, Ramsha became a terrifying enemy, and they often sent large hunting
parties of their own against him. But for all their cunning and efforts, Ramsha proved
elusive and ever more dangerous. As the centuries passed, Ramsha became a myth and
a legend among those he hunted. When he was 320 years old, Ramsha fathered a son
which he named Bozdra. The mother was a young Adamite woman named Haziel. She was
stolen by Ramsha from the village of Pelaree, but with the birth of her son, she
escaped from Ramsha and returned home to her parents’ house. There among the Adaam,
the boy child was renamed. The name given to the boy was Methuselah. For the first
twenty years of Methuselah’s life, he was guarded night and day by the Adaam to prevent
Ramsha from stealing him away. Methuselah met his father only once, both proved a
disappointment to each other. In a fit of rage, Ramsha tried to kill Methuselah,
but Methuselah escaped and once again took refuge with the Adaam. [...]
Methuselah’s conversation with Noah — Beginnings 22:1-20