Sheth (Heb. id. שֵׁת), the form of two names, one more accurate that that elsewhere, the other doubtful.

1. The patriarch Seth (1Ch 1:1).

2. In the A.V. of Nu 24:17, שֵׁת is rendered as a proper name, but there is reason to regard it as an appellative, and to translate, instead of "the Sons of Sheth," "the sons of tumult," the wild warriors of Moab, for in the parallel passage (Jer 48:45) שָׁאוֹ, shaon, "tumult, " occupies the place of sheth שֵׁת, sheth, is thus equivalent to שֵׁאת, sheth, as in La 3:47. Ewald proposes, very unnecessarily, to read שֵׁת, seth= שׂאֵת, and to translate "the sons of haughtiness" (Hochmuthsssohne). Rashi takes the word as a proper name, and refers it to Seth the son of Adam; and this seems to have been the view taken by Onkelos, who renders "he shall rule all the souls of men." The Jerusalem Targum gives "all the sons of the East;" the Targum of Jonathan ben-Uzziel retains the Hebrew word Sheth, and explains it "of the armies of Gog who were to set themselves in battle array against Israel."

Bible concordance for SHETH.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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