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Genesis 4:25

Context

4:25 And Adam had marital relations 1  with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “God has given 2  me another child 3  in place of Abel because Cain killed him.”

Genesis 5:3

Context

5:3 When 4  Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth.

1 tn Heb “knew,” a frequent euphemism for sexual relations.

2 sn The name Seth probably means something like “placed”; “appointed”; “set”; “granted,” assuming it is actually related to the verb that is used in the sentiment. At any rate, the name שֵׁת (shet) and the verb שָׁת (shat, “to place, to appoint, to set, to grant”) form a wordplay (paronomasia).

3 tn Heb “offspring.”

4 tn Heb “and Adam lived 130 years.” In the translation the verb is subordinated to the following verb, “and he fathered,” and rendered as a temporal clause.



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