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SETH . The third son of Adam, Genesis 4:25 (J [Note: Jahwist.] ) Genesis 5:3 (P [Note: Priestly Narrative.] ), 1 Chronicles 1:1 , Luke 3:38 . In the first of these passages J [Note: Jahwist.] assigns a characteristic etymology for the name, Eve being made to say, ‘God hath set ( shâth ) for me another seed instead of Abel,’ for which reason she called him Shçth ( i.e. ‘setting’ or ‘slip’). In Sir 49:16 Seth is coupled with Shem as ‘glorified among men.’

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Seth'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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