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Seth (in the Bible)

Seth, in the Bible, son of Adam and Eve, father of Enosh. In the chronology in the Gospel of St. Luke, Seth is an ancestor of Jesus. The Nag Hammadi codices preserve revelatory discourses ascribed to or allegedly emanating from Seth. The Second Treatise of Seth emphasizes the docetic nature of the Passion of Jesus. The Three Steles of Seth are liturgical pieces.

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Seth

Seth1 in Egyptian mythology, an evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris's son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout.

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Seth Egyptian god. Although a beneficent god in predynastic Egypt, Seth became associated with darkness and was later identified as a god of evil and the antagonist of Horus.

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Seth2 in the Bible, the son of Adam who according to Genesis was the father of Noah and thus of the existing race of humankind.

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Seth (in Egyptian religion)

Seth, in Egyptian religion: see Set.

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Seth

SethBeth, breath, death, Jerez, Macbeth, Seth •megadeath • Japheth • shibboleth

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