The oldest person to live (with proof) was 122 years old. Many others have made claims of a much higher age with no proof. Religion had never been a stranger to making such unbelievable claims. The Bible has ten characters that claim to have lived past 500 years. Noah and Adam were supposed to be over 900 at the time of death, though Methuselah was supposed to have been the oldest living at the age of 969.