Seth, Genesis 4:25-26


Seth the youngest brother of Abel and Cain

From Adam, Seth is the next in line for the family tree of Jesus.

Cain missed out because he killed his younger bother Abel.

Seth was born to Adam when Adam was 130 years old. Seth lived for total of 912 years.

Seth or Sheth in Hebrew could mean: granted. There are number of other meanings that people use.

Seth is in the family tree of Jesus, Genesis 4:25-26.

Adam was 130 years old when Eve his wife gave birth to Seth. They had already had two sons named Cain and Abel. By the time Seth birth Cain had killed Abel. So Seth was a replacement for the family tree of Jesus.

Background Reading

The birth of Seth

25 Later on, after Adam had sexual relations with his wife, she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, because

“God granted me another offspring to replace Abel,

since Cain murdered him.”

26 Seth also fathered a son, whom he named Enosh. At that time, profaning or calling on the name of the LORD began.
Genesis 4:25-26


6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he fathered Enosh. 7 After he fathered Enosh, Seth lived 807 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 8 Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then died.
Genesis 5:6-8

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