Metusael or Methusael?

Sorry for the two consecutive posts on the young miss, but here goes …

About a half-hour after she went to bed tonight, she emerged from her room, pointing to Genesis 4:18 in the Bible she received yesterday after Confirmation, with a question:

Are these two different people?

And sure enough, her print Bible read, “… of Metusael, and Methusael became …”

The online version of 4:18 is clear:

To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad became the father of Mehujael; Mehujael became the father of Methusael, and Methusael became the father of Lamech.

After she padded back to her bedroom, I was left with a question of my own. What is the young miss doing reading Genesis 4 with enough attention to catch a Catholic Book Publishing Company’s typo at this time of night? First Pope Francis. Now my daughter’s Confirmation. What is the church coming to?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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