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Seth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also rendered as Sheth (1 Chr 1:1). The third son of Adam and Eve. Ancestor of Noah.Seth was the son born to Adam and Eve after Abel’s death (Gen 4:25). Adam was 130 years old when he became Seth’s father (5:3). Eve named him Seth, saying “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him” (Gen 4:25).Seth is mentioned in subsequent genealogies (1 Chr 1:1; Sirach 49:16; Luke 3:38).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Seth, Son of Adam
Seth, Son of Adam (שֵׁת‎, sheth; Σήθ, Sēth). Also rendered as Sheth (1 Chr 1:1). The third son of Adam and Eve. Ancestor of Noah.Seth was the son born to Adam and Eve after Abel’s death (Gen 4:25). Adam was 130 years old when he became Seth’s father (5:3). Eve named him Seth, saying “God has appointed
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seth (Person)
SETH (PERSON) [Heb šēt (שֵׁת)]. Var. SHETH. Third son of Adam, born when Adam was 130 years old (Gen 5:3–8). At 105 years of age, Seth sired Enosh, and subsequently lived to the age of 930. Eve explained the name of her son as the divine “establishing” of a replacement for the murdered Abel (Gen 4:25).
Sheth (Person)
SHETH (PERSON) [Heb šēt (שֵׁת)]. The more phonologically correct name for Seth, the son of Adam. See also SETH. The name is rendered “Sheth” by the KJV at 1 Chr 1:1 and by both the KJV and RSV at Num 24:17. According to Num 24:17, Sheth is the eponymous ancestor of the Moabites against whose descendants
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Seth
Seth. Third son of Adam and Eve, replacing Abel whom Cain murdered (Gn 4:25). He appears as the firstborn son of Adam in the genealogies of Genesis 5:3–8; 1 Chronicles 1:1 (kjv Sheth); and Luke 3:38. It was through Seth’s line that Jesus was born. Seth was the father of Enosh and lived 912 years.See
Sheth
Sheth. 1. Reference to the sons of Moab, who were the cause of tumult and war to Israel (Nm 24:17).2. kjv spelling of Seth, Adam’s son, in 1 Chronicles 1:1.See Seth.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seth
Seth seth [Heb. šēṯ; Gk. sēth]; AV also SHETH (1 Ch. 1:1). The third son of Adam and Eve, who was born after the death of Abel and the banishment of Cain (Gen. 4:25f.; cf. Josephus Ant. i.2.3 [68]). Eve called him Seth (Heb. šāṯ) because “God has appointed [šāṯ] for me another child instead
Sheth
1. [Heb. šēṯ—‘tumult’]; NEB STRIFE. In Nu. 24:17 Moab is called Heb. benê-šēṯ (RSV “sons of Sheth”). Many scholars suggest an emendation of šēṯ to šeʾēṯ, “pride” or “defiance” (see BDB, p. 981; KoB, p. 1014; G. B. Gray, ICC on Numbers [1903], p. 371). Cf. Jer. 48:45, where Moab is called
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Seth
SETH Third son of Adam and Eve, replacing Abel, whom Cain murdered (Gn 4:25). He appears as the firstborn son of Adam in the genealogies of Genesis 5:3–8, 1 Chronicles 1:1 (kjv “Sheth”), and Luke 3:38. It was through Seth’s line that Jesus was born. Seth was the father of Enosh and lived 912 years.See
Sheth
SHETH1. Reference to the sons of Moab, who were the cause of tumult and war to Israel (Nm 24:17).2. kjv spelling of Seth, Adam’s son, in 1 Chronicles 1:1. See Seth.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Seth
Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve, according to the genealogy in Gen. 4:25 (cf. 5:3). Eve named him Seth (which is similar to a Hebrew verb meaning “appoint”), because she said, “God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, because Cain killed him” (4:25). Seth’s birth seems intended to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Seth
SETH. The son of Adam and father of Enosh (Gen 4:25–26; 5:3–8; 1 Chr 1:1). After the murder of Abel, another son was born to Adam and Eve. They named him Seth, meaning “set” or “appointed,” because they saw in him the God-appointed “seed” through whom the promise of God was to be fulfilled (Gen 3:15).
Sheth
SHETH. Another form of the name of Seth, a son of Adam (1 Chr 1:1).The mention of the word in Balaam’s prophecy (Num 24:17) may refer to “tumult, confusion, strife” (ASV, NEB) rather than to a people parallel with the name of Moab. On the other hand, an ancient nomadic tribe known as the Shutu or Sutu
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Seth
SETH. 1. The third son of Adam and Eve, born after the murder of Abel, and called Seth (šēṯ) because, Eve said, ‘God has appointed (šāṯ) me another seed instead of Abel’ (Gn. 4:25). It was through Seth that the genealogy of Noah passed (Gn. 5:3–4; 1 Ch. 1:1; Lk. 3:38). His son Enosh was born when
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seth
Seth (Heb. šēṯ; Gk. Sḗth)The third son of Adam and Eve, born to replace his older brother Abel who was murdered by Cain (Gen. 4:25; 5:3). Seth was the father of Enosh and the ancestor of Noah (Gen. 5:6–7; 1 Chr. 1:1; Luke 3:38). Sir. 49:16 refers to Seth and Shem as “honored among men.”
Sheth
Sheth (Heb. šēṯ)1. Hebrew spelling of Seth, the son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:25; 1 Chr. 1:1).2. “The sons of Sheth,” apparently a designation of Moab in Balaam’s prediction of Moab’s defeat by Israel (Num. 24:17; NRSV “Shethites”). The Hebrew term should perhaps be emended to kĕʾēṯ, “exaltation,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Seth
Seth [sĕth] (Heb. šēṯ; cf. šāṯ “appointed”; Gk. Sēth). The third son of Adam and Eve, born to replace his older brother Abel who was murdered by Cain (Gen. 4:25; 5:3). Seth was the father of Enosh and the ancestor of Noah (vv. 6–7; 1 Chr. 1:1; KJV “Sheth”; Luke 3:38). Sir. 49:16 refers
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Seth
sethI. A number of oblique references to the Eyptian god Seth have been found in the description of the hippopotamus (→Behemoth) in the Book of Job.II. Seth (Σηθ) is the Greek transcription of Eg Stḫ, son of Geb and Nut, and brother and rival of →Osiris. According to the Osiris mythology, known from
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Seth
SETH The third son of Adam, born after the murder of Abel when Adam was 130 years old (Gen 5:3–8). His name (in Hebrew, šēt) is a play on Eve’s declaration, “God has appointed [šāt] for me another child instead of Abel, because Cain killed him” (Gen 4:25). Seth fathered Enosh at the age of 105 and lived
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Relatives
Adam Father
Eve Mother
Abel Brother
Cain Brother
Enosh Son
Kenan Grandson
Enoch Nephew