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Ham's (son of Noah) significance to Israelite History

Our study group has another issue we aren't agreeing on...Noah has 3 Sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth....This we know...but we are not agreeing on the significance of Ham to Israelite History. Can you help?

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Ham was Noah's youngest son. According to Genesis 10:6-20, he was the progenitor of the Egyptians, Cushites, Ethiopians, Libyans, Canaanites, Assyrians and Babylonians.
<br>From one of the first times his name is mentioned in the Bible, Ham has done something wrong. He has shamed his father, Noah, by not covering him up in his nakedness. Once Noah found out about this, he cursed Ham's son, Canaan. "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he ...