"Appointed", "A substitute." In the Old Testament, the third son of Adam and Eve,1 brother of Cain and Abel. He was born after Abel's death. 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." After one hundred and five years, he begot Enos, and in the subsequent years he became the father of many other sons and daughters, until he died at the age of 912.2

According to the Book of Jubilees,3 Seth married his younger sister Noam, who became by him the mother of Enos.