Seth was born before Lamech. Seth is a son of Adam and Eve, introduced in Genesis as the child given to them after the death of Abel and the banishment of Cain. Seth is mentioned as the ancestor of Noah, linking the genealogy from Adam to the time of the flood.

Lamech, on the other hand, appears in two different genealogical lines in Genesis:

  1. Lamech, the descendant of Cain: This Lamech is a sixth-generation descendant of Cain and is known for his boast about killing a young man and having multiple wives, Adah and Zillah.
  2. Lamech, the descendant of Seth: This Lamech is a father of Noah and comes much later in the genealogy that starts with Seth. He is noted for living 777 years and for his role in the narrative leading up to the biblical Flood.
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