Sheth (pbuh) was the third
son of the Prophet Adam (pbuh). When Prophet Sheth (pbuh) was born, his father,
the Prophet Adam (pbuh), had attained the age of 130 years. The Almighty
conferred upon him the honor of Prophethood after Adam (pbuh). It is said
that The Almighty revealed to him fifty small portions of the Scripture.
When Prophet Adam (pbuh) was on death bed, he appointed Sheth (pbuh) as his
successor and advised his descendants to follow him and live peacefully in
perfect harmony. He tried to guide his followers on the right path, but some
of them were strayed by the Satan. They began to worship Satan's self-made
portrait. Prophet Sheth (pbuh) passed away at the age of 912 years. Anush,
his son, won a remarkable position after him. In the fourth century there
existed in Egypt a sect of gnostic, calling themselves Sethians. They regarded
Sheth as a divine emanation.
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