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“Methushael” was not the name of an actual person, but the name of a heresy of the Most Ancient Church. It was descended from an earlier heresy called “Cain.” Nothing is known about Methushael other than just the name itself; however, Swedenborg indicates that something could possibly be deduced from the derivation of the name. Methushael’s parent heresy was called “Mehujael,” and the heresy that followed was “Lamech” (AC 404).

See also:

Cain, Heresy, Lamech, Mehujael, Posterities

Passages relating to Methushael and the Ancient Churches:

AC 404
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