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?