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Seth,

in Egyptian religion: see SetSet
or Seth
, in Egyptian religion, god of evil. Set was a sun god of predynastic Egypt, but he gradually degenerated from being a beneficent deity into being a god of evil and darkness.
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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 HammadiNag Hammadi
, a town in Egypt near the ancient town of Chenoboskion, where, in 1945, a large cache of gnostic texts in the Coptic language was discovered. The Nag Hammadi manuscripts, dating from the 4th cent. A.D.
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 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.

Seth

Old Testament Adam's third son, given by God in place of the murdered Abel (Genesis 4:25)
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A wave of resentment directed against his friend, the men of the town who were, he thought, perpet- ually talking of nothing, and most of all, against his own habit of silence, made Seth half desperate.
Seth went down the stairway and out at the front door of the hotel muttering with wrath.
Seth arose from his place on the grass and went silently past the men perched upon the railing and into Main Street.
Seth Richmond went slowly along Main Street, past Wacker's Cigar Store and the Town Hall, and into Buckeye Street.
Seth knew Turk Smollet, the half dangerous old wood chopper whose peculiarities added so much of color to the life of the village.
Seth stumbled forward through the half-darkness, feeling himself an outcast in his own town.
"Why, y' are gettin' as big a saint as Seth. Y' are goin' to th' preachin' to-night, I should think.
There was a laugh at this thrust of Adam's, but Seth said, very seriously.
"Nay, Seth, lad; I'm not for laughing at no man's religion.
"There's reason in what thee say'st, Adam," observed Seth, gravely.
"On'y he'll lave the panels out o' th' doors sometimes, eh, Seth?" said Wiry Ben.
But it isna religion as was i' fault there; it was Seth Bede, as was allays a wool-gathering chap, and religion hasna cured him, the more's the pity."