HAM

Biblical scholars believe Ham was Noah’s youngest son. That Canaan was Ham’s youngest seems agreed upon. Recall that Noah cursed Canaan and his lineage — the Hivites, Jebusites, Arvadites, Girgashites, Amorites, Arkites, Sinites, Hittites, Sidonians, Perizzites, and Zemarites — for Ham’s lude indiscretion. The other sons were Mizraim, from whom sprang Egypt, Cush who gave rise to Sudan and Ethiopia (and the Nimrod of infamy), and Put, who fathered the north-African nations from Libya westward.

Ham02Ham had 6 sons:

 

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[Image: Bible Wiki]

According to the Hebrew Bible, Ham was one of the sons of Noah and the father of Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan, who are interpreted as having populated Africa and adjoining parts of Asia. The Bible refers to Egypt as “the land of Ham” in Psalms 78:51; 105:23,27; 106:22; 1Ch 4:40. Since the 17th century a number of suggestions have been made that relate the name Ham to a Hebrew word for burnt, black or hot, to an Egyptian word for servant or the Egyptian word Kmt for Egypt. A review of David Goldenberg’s The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity and Islam states that Goldenberg “argues persuasively that the biblical name Ham bears no relationship at all to the notion of blackness and as of now is of unknown etymology.” —[Wikipedia]

Indeed, Ham of the Bible may be the equivalent of the ancient Egyptian “Geb“, known later as “Cronos” to the Greeks and, in turn, “Saturnus” to the Romans.

Genealogy of Ham from After the Flood, by Bill Cooper [Image: Appendix 2, as at Lambert Dolphin]
Ham’s youngest son, Canaan, was accursed by Noah for his father’s indiscretion (this picture from the Nuremberg Chronicle uses the spelling “Cham”):

Image taken from the Nuremberg Chronicle [Wikimedia Commons]

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Featured Image: Ham was a son of Noah and the father of Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan. [Wikimedia Commons]

2 thoughts on “HAM

  1. How do you interpret “created”? What do the beasts of the field have to do with it? What do you mean by “pure”? In what sense do you mean purity? Is white “pure” and non-white somehow “impure”? Was Adam white? Is the biblical account of Adam allegorical? I’m not sure I follow.

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  2. It’s past time to put the rumors to bed. If Noah’s generations were pure that means Ham was Adamic [white], and Ham’s descendants were Adamic white. If so, what has happened to the descendants? How can the descendants be black if “the beasts of the field” were “created” in Genesis 1:24-27? It’s past time for someone to show absolute proof that they were Adamic white, or they were black/negro/Egyptian/Nubians so the world can put this terrible rumor to bed once and for all.

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