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?


About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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