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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.
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Seth

Old Testament Adam's third son, given by God in place of the murdered Abel (Genesis 4:25)
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