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Hebrew: שֵׁת —transliteration: Sheth —meaning: appointed; a substitute

also known as: Sheth

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.


Lineage, from Creation to King David

God → ADAMSethEnosCainanMahalaleelJaredEnochMethuselahLamechNOAHShem → Arpachshad → ShelahEBER (founder of the Hebrew race) → PelegReuSerugNahorTerahABRAHAMIsaacJacobJUDAHPerezHezronRamAmminadabNahshonSalmonBoazObedJesseKING DAVID

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Article Version: July 11, 2021