Seth is the third son of Adam and Eve and an ancestor of Noah (i.e., we're all descended from Seth). With Abel dead and Cain in exile for murder, Seth inherited the promise of God to save mankind; it is through his progeny that we find Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Judah, David, and finally Jesus.


Seth is the third son of Adam and Eve. Born after Cain killed Abel it is likely he never met either of his older brothers—obviously, Abel was already dead, but with Cain banished it is unlikely (though no impossible) the two ever crossed paths. Seth lives to be 912 years old.

Bible Verses

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.Genesis 4:25
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:Genesis 5:3 KJV

Other Verses on Seth

  • Genesis 4:25-26; 5:3-8

Disclaimer: Liberty taken with the depiction of Abel.
Please remember the Bible does not
specify a description for most individuals.

We are not told anything about Seth's personality or actions. Our best understanding of Seth is given in Eve's, declaration that he is a replacement for Abel, which implies he was faithful to God like Abel.


All of mankind descends from Seth. Noah, survivor of the great flood, descends from Seth's son Enos; there are 9 generations between Noah and Seth.
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