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also known as: Sheth

Meaning: appointed; a substitute

This is the name of a pre-Flood patriarch, the third son of Adam and Eve (Genesis 4:25; 5:3).

His mother gave him this name, “for God,” said she, “hath appointed me [i.e., compensated me with] another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.”

He was a pre-Flood patriarch, also known as Sheth.

Seth had unnamed and unumbered sons and daughters (Genesis 5:7). The key son in his partiarchal line was Enos, born when Seth was 105 years old. Seth died at the age of 912 years.


  • Father: Adam
  • Mother: Eve
  • Brothers: Cain, Abel (and presumably others not named or numbered, as Adam lived 930 years)
  • Sisters: not named or numbered in the Bible
  • Sons: included the patriarch Enos (others not named or numbered)
  • Daughters: not named or numbered