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Ham son of Noah. How is he described in the Bible?

Primary Takeaways

  • Ham, son of Noah, was the brother of Shem and Japheth.
  • Ham’s mistake was that in looking at his father’s nakedness, he disregarded the leader God placed over humankind.

Key Verse

“And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the world and every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand, they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. And for your lifeblood, I will require a reckoning: from every beast, I will require it, and from man. From his fellow man, I will need an analysis of man’s life. “

Genesis 9:1-6 (NIV)

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So in the Bible, not much is known about Ham, son of Noah, but everything revolves around Caanan’s curse. Caanan became a servant because he was not taught virtue, given that his father, Ham, was without mind. But this is how some became enslaved. Free are those who have avoided poverty and war and those who have not needed the teaching of others.