Земля Сифова: историко-географический комментарий к статье 6581 (1073) г.
One of the rusian chroniclers has compared the expulsion of Izyaslav Yaroslavich with the capture of “land of Seth” by Canaanites. The sense of wording “land of Seth” remains not clear to modern interpretators; an amendment “land of Shem” is often proposed. Hovewer, in several medieval historical writings (Book of Josippon, Chronicle of George Hamartolos) Seth is a notable figure well known due to his knowledge of alphabet and astronomy. Even more, according to Joseph Flavius’ “Antiquites of the Jews” and The Revelation of Methodius of Patara, Seth descendants lived compactly in an area which in consequence could be called “land of Seth”. Thus, it is possible that rusian chronicle deliberately used the expression “land of Seth” to metaphorically denote Palestine.