The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Cupola, drum and pendentives

Forefather Seth

Dionisy's frescoes. Forefather Seth

Adam’s third son (Genesis 4:25; 5:3), father of Enosh. After the slaying of Abel by Cain and the removal of the latter from the presence of the LORD to “the land of Nod, on the east of Eden” God showed Adam a pledge of grace: Seth started a new pious clan in contrast to Cain’s descendants. God blessed Seth and his descendants with uncommonly long lives: they lived over nine hundred years. Tradition ascribes the invention of a written language and various sciences to Seth.