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Bible Names N-Z: Seth


Seth in Easton's Bible Dictionary appointed; a substitute, the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 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."

Seth in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Genesis 4:25; Genesis 5:3; 1 Chronicles 1:1. Seth means "foundation," being "appointed" in Abel's place as ancestor of the promised Seed. Father of Enos ("frailty"); a name embodying his sense of man's weakness, the opposite of the Cainites' pride. This sense of frailty led the Sethites to calling on God in His covenant relation to His believing people; thus began the church as a people separated from the world, and its service of prayer and praise. While the Cainites, by erecting a city and inventing worldly arts, laid the foundation of the world kingdom, the Sethites, by joint invocation of Jehovah's name i.e. His self manifestation towards man, founded the kingdom of God.

Seth in Hitchcock's Bible Names put; who puts; fixed

Seth in Naves Topical Bible -The third son of Adam and Eve Ge 4:25,26; 5:3,8; 1Ch 1:1; Lu 3:38 -Called SHETH 1Ch 1:1

Seth in Smiths Bible Dictionary (compensation), Ge 4:25; 6:3; 1Ch 1:1 the third son of Adam, and father of Enos. (B.C. 3870.) Adam handed down to Seth and his descendants the promise of mercy, faith in which became the distinction of God's children. Ge 4:26

Seth in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE seth, sheth (sheth; Seth): (1) The son born to Adam and Eve after the death of Abel (Gen 4:25 f; 5:3 ff; 1 Ch 1:1; Sirach 49:16; Lk 3:38). In Gen 4:25 the derivation of the name is given. Eve "called his name Seth: For, said she, God hath appointed (shath) me another seed instead of Abel." In 1 Ch 1:1 the King James Version, the form is "Sheth"; elsewhere in the King James Version and in the Revised Version (British and American) throughout the form is "Seth." (2) the King James Version "the children of Sheth," the Revised Version (British and American) "the sons of tumult." According to the King James Version rendering, the name of an unknown race mentioned in Balaam's parable (Nu 24:17). S. F. Hunter

Seth in Wikipedia Seth (Hebrew: שֵׁת, Standard Šet, Tiberian Šēṯ; Arabic: شيث‎ Shith or Shiyth; "Placed; appointed"), in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, is the third listed son of Adam and Eve and brother of Cain and Abel, and is the only other of their children mentioned by name. Traditionally, Adam had 33 sons and 23 daughters. According to Genesis 4:25, Seth was born after the slaying of Abel by Cain, and Eve believed God had appointed him as replacement for Abel because Cain had killed him...

Seth Scripture - Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

Seth Scripture - Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

Seth Scripture - Genesis 5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

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