Hebrew “sheth.” Various meanings from different sources- appointed, compensate, granted, or substitute. His name signifies that he was the replacement or substitute for Abel.
Adam and Eve’s third son, born after Cain murdered Abel. The father of Enosh. Founder of the line of faith, which eventually includes Jesus Christ. Seth died at the age of 912.
Christian, Jewish, and Islam tradition all have small branches of mysticism about Seth, his various attributes, his status as a prophet, etc.
Genesis 4:25-26: “….she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, ‘God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.’ Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh…..”
Genesis 5:3-4: “…and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years…”
Genesis 5:6-8: “When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. And after he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Seth lived 912 years, and then he died.”
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. (2005). “New International Version: Archaeological Study Bible”. Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, MI.
Green, Kevin (compiler). (2008). Eden. “All-In-One Bible Reference Guide”. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan.
Lockyear Sr., H. (Ed.) (1986) Eden. “Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible”. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
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