The Birth Of Seth – The Lineage Of Christ

Apparently this was the beginning of men calling upon the name of the Lord.

Genesis 4:25-26 KJV

[25] 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.

[26] And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 4:25
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.

After dealing with Cain’s line in the beginnings of corruption of violence, Moses goes back some years to the birth of “Seth;” the Holy Spirit will single out “Seth,” because he was in the lineage of Christ; the name “Seth” means “appointed substitute”.

When “Cain” was born, Eve said, “I have gotten a man from the LORD,” indicating that she believed in the Covenant of Genesis 3:15.

Now she uses the term “God,” in effect stating that she has lost faith in the Covenant. As stated, this “seed” would be the one through whom Christ would come, but because of faithlessness, Eve did not know or believe this.

After detailing Cain’s descendants through Lamech and his offspring in the previous verses, the narrative now jumps back in time to the birth of Seth. It is very likely Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters besides Cain, Abel, and Seth.

Cain’s concern over vengeance strongly suggests that there were many other people alive when he murdered his brother (Genesis 4:14). Those three were special, though, in that the Bible chooses to focus on their stories and successors.

This focus only on more notable figures is a common feature of ancient writings.

It’s helpful to notice that Eve is still a woman of faith, expressing her trust in God as the provider of sons even after Cain killed Abel. She saw Seth as God’s direct replacement for her lost Abel.

We’re told in the next chapter that Adam was 130 years old at the birth of Seth. Eve would have been about the same age. Scripture reports that these first generations after the garden lived hundreds of years, with a reproductive window far beyond what would be considered normal today.

Genesis 4:26
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

The name “Enos” means “sickly, mortal, decaying man;” the awful results of the Fall are now beginning to sink in.

This probably refers to contempt; quite possibly the family of Cain, knowing that Seth had now taken the place of Abel, as it regards the “firstborn” or “appointed one,” contemptuously refers to them as the “God people,” or the “Lord people”.

Apparently this was the beginning of men calling upon the name of the Lord.

The next chapter will detail the descendants of Seth all of the way through to Noah. Judging by Lamech’s story, Cain’s legacy seems to be one of productive work and innovation, but also of arrogance and violence.

Seth’s line, though, includes several examples of people who were overtly faithful to God.

We will learn that Seth was 105 years old when his son Enosh was born. These first generations after the garden had extraordinarily long lifespans (and reproductive years) by our standards.

We’re told that starting around the time of Enosh’s birth, people began to call on or proclaim the name of the Lord. This may well have been a direct response, and certainly a contrast, to the descendants of Cain.

As shown in prior verses, his offspring were deeply sinful. And, that sin would eventually spread to pollute almost the entire human race (Genesis 6:5).

Following Eve’s example, the people of Seth apparently expressed their dependence on God and perhaps worshiped Him publicly.

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10 thoughts on “The Birth Of Seth – The Lineage Of Christ

  1. Every time I read the account of Cain’s brutality to Abel, I marvel at man’s brutality to himself. 

    But thank God for the coming of Christ. And this is why I am always sorry for those who refuse to accept the gift of the covenant. 

    Christ is our only hope from the wickedness of this sinful world. Both here on earth and in heaven

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  2. Thank you for sharing this enlightening article on the birth of Seth and the lineage of Christ. 

    Exploring the genealogy and tracing the lineage of Jesus Christ is a fascinating journey into biblical history. As someone who has delved into the study of biblical genealogies, I can appreciate the significance of understanding the lineage and its implications for the fulfillment of prophetic promises.

    One particular experience that resonates with me is the realization that the genealogical records serve as a testament to God’s faithfulness and the fulfillment of His divine plan. The inclusion of names like Seth, whose birth marked a significant turning point, highlights the providential role each individual played in the grand narrative of salvation.

    Studying the lineage of Christ not only provides insight into the historical context, but also deepens our understanding of the purpose and significance of His arrival. It’s awe-inspiring to recognize the meticulous precision and intentionality with which God orchestrated the events leading up to the birth of Jesus, ensuring that every prophetic promise would be fulfilled. 

    Thank you for sharing this valuable piece, which serves as a reminder of the rich heritage we have in our faith and the lineage that ultimately leads to Jesus Christ.

    1. Hello Dave,

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      Thank you for considering this an enlightening article, your appreciation for sharing of this information, as well as your addition to the subject at hand. 

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  3. “The Birth of Seth: The Lineage of Christ” on God in Our Lives Everyday delves into the significance of Seth’s birth and his role in the lineage of Jesus Christ. 

    The article explores the historical and biblical context surrounding Seth’s birth, tracing his lineage back to Adam and Eve. It highlights the importance of understanding Seth’s place in the genealogy of Christ and how it connects to God’s plan for salvation. 

    The article offers insightful interpretations and reflections on the spiritual implications of Seth’s birth and his impact on the unfolding narrative of God’s redemptive plan. It is a thought-provoking read for those interested in biblical genealogy and the lineage of Jesus Christ.

    1. Thank you Steve for stopping by. 

      I appreciate you taking the time to read and let me know you liked this information. I really enjoy putting this information together, because I know it will help others as it is helping me. 

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  4. Your ability to contextualize the birth of Seth within the broader biblical narrative creates a rich and immersive reading experience. 

    It not only highlights the spiritual significance but also invites readers to reflect on the divine plan that unfolds throughout generations. The inclusion of relevant passages from the Bible adds authenticity and allows readers to explore the scriptural foundation of the narrative.

    Furthermore, the article invites readers to contemplate the broader implications of Seth’s birth and lineage. It emphasizes the continuity of God’s plan for salvation and the profound connection between the Old and New Testaments. 

    Your insightful analysis prompts thought-provoking reflections on the spiritual significance of lineage and the unfolding of God’s redemptive story.

    1. Hello Pasindu,

      I want to continue to thank you for continuing to comment on pages on this HBS & DwJ website, which in turn, as I have said before, becomes HBS & DwJ Podcast Episodes. 

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  5. Thank you for sharing this insightful commentary on Genesis 4:25-26. 

    It’s fascinating to delve deeper into the significance of the names and the faith expressed by the characters in this biblical account. 

    The contrast between Eve’s changing language when referring to God and her recognition of Seth as a replacement for Abel is a thought-provoking observation. 

    It highlights the complexities of human faith and how it can fluctuate over time.

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      Thank you for being a continued supporter by reading, sharing your thoughts with us, and commenting on different HBS & DwJ Podcast episodes.

      I am truly grateful to be a vessel that connects people to GOD in an informative way.

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