Meaning: appointed; a substitute
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