the third son of Adam. Gen. 4:25.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “substitute.”.
noun, Egyptian Religion.
(Old Testament) Adam’s third son, given by God in place of the murdered Abel (Genesis 4:25)

appointed; a substitute, the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:25; 5:3). His mother gave him this name, “for God,” said she, “hath appointed me [i.e., compensated me with] another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.”


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