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The oldest people in every religion?

Life expectancy has increased every year.

Just a few years ago, to 70 was a struggle.

With modern advances in medicine, we can live much longer.

Religions and faith systems have implemented the lives of life expectancy. Some people have lived throughout history.

Today we can verify easily if someone lives 120 years old.


If we have technology to verify that each person lives over even 200 years old, we can be more certain that they live longer than turtles.

Judaism and Christianity

The oldest known person in the Jewish Bible is methuselah at the age of 969. But that number may not be accurate.

Mesopotamian has two digital views.

One is the real way, where you count the number of years.

Another way is to consciousness.

That's why you often see the No. 3, 7, 12 and 40 in the Bible.

Mesopotamians also used what are called gender systems, in which all numbers are divided into 6 or 60. We still use this to determine the time (60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds

After that, when Mesopotamian met Jews, the Jews brought their decimal coefficients, but we still use today.

There may be a blend in how numbers are translated between different languages or different times in history.

Some people also declare that, instead of many years, Methuselah is actually 969 months old, making him about 80 years old.

Other scholars have declared that, if he literally 969 years old, the lifespan had to do with the Lord's plan to have an immortal life.

Adam sinned in Eden Garden, ruined the Lord's plan.


Koran scholars have two different requirements.


Another popular candidate for the oldest people in Islam is Al-Khadir, because he was immortal, although it was not clearly declared in the Koran.

He followed Moses around and had more knowledge about Moses.


Bhishma is the most famous old man on Hindu tradition.

He is also a metaphor for immortality, because he estimates lives between 130 and 370 years old.

But he is not the oldest recognized person in Hinduism.


There was evidence that he was over 250 years old when he died in 1990.


In Jainism's tradition, Tirthankaras lived thousands of years.

Most live more than 10,000 years, but Shantinatha, the 16th Jain Tirthankara, which is said to have lived more than 100,000 years.

Falun Gong.

There are a few men in Chinese Falun Gong religion who lived more than 200 and 300 years.

But Chen Jun, born in 881 AD and died in 1325 afterwards, 444 years old, causing him to become the oldest in Falun Gong.


Eight immortal people are part of traditional educational beliefs.

Although they are immortal and ascended to Heaven, Zhang Guo Ia, one of eight immortal people, said to have lived for several hundred years.


Luang Phu Suang, a Buddhist saint, said to have lived for 500 years.

A ascetic life in Thailand's forests, he likes to fly kites and see chicken battles.

Sometimes he will disappear because there is no reason, making his story legendary.

New Age



So to put it in order, these are the oldest people in every religion, the longest to the youngest:


Shantinatha - Jainism - 100,000 years old

Ashwatthama - New age - 6,000 years old

Methuselah - Judaism / Christianity - 939 years old

Devraha Baba - Hinduism - 700 years old

Abdul Aziz al-Hafeed Al-Habashi - Islam - 674 years old

Luang Phu Suang - Buddhism - 500 years old

Chen Jun - Falon Gong - 444 years old

Most religious documents do not have accurate age written.

Instead, their era has been spoken through words when historians will recite the oral history of religion.

But whether spoken or written, mathematics don't lie.