The Biblical Story of the Curse of Ham
The story of the Curse of Ham can be found in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 9 where Noah gets drunk and passes out naked in his tent. Ham, one of Noah’s sons, sees his father’s nakedness and tells his brothers.
Shem and Japheth take a garment and walk into the tent backward, so as not to see their father’s nakedness. When Noah wakes up and learns that Ham saw him Naked he curses Ham and his Son Canaan by saying that they will have Black or swarthy skin.
The Land Of Ham: Egypt & Canaan
Based on the fact that Ham and his descendants including his Son Canaan were ‘çursed’ with Black or Swarthy Skin means that the Biblical lands of Ham would have been those Kingdoms or areas occupied by Black Africans in the Ancient world described by the Bible.
For this reason, based on the curse of Ham in the Bible, Egypt, Kush and Canaan would have belonged to the lands occupied by Ham’s Black descendants.
As such, the Biblical curse of Ham provides confirmation that Egypt and Canaan were of Black African origin since Egypt and Canaan belonged to the realm inhabited by the Black skinned descendants of Ham.
The Curse of Ham & Slavery
Many Christians interpreted the Biblical story of Noah’s curse on Ham and his descendants to mean that Ham and his Black descendants were cursed and destined to be Slaves by God.
This interpretation was used to justify slavery and racism.
The legacy of the Biblical Curse of Ham thus lives on in the form of racism and discrimination against people of African descent.
Even today, some people use the story of Noah and Ham to support their beliefs that people of African descent are inferior to other races.
The legacy of the Curse of Ham also includes negative stereotypes and misconceptions about Black people.
The Bible is clear in its belief that the Egyptians and Canaanites are Blacks descended from Ham.