Nations of Ham

The Bible directly refers to Egypt as the Land of Ham. The word Ham is believed to come from the word Khawm which means “black, hot, and burnt” in Hebrew and chamam, also a Hebrew word for “to be hot”.

Ham is the youngest of Noah’s three sons along with Japheth and Shem. Ham himself has four sons, namely:  Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), Put (Libya), and lastly, Canaan (Canaanites are believed to be the first people in Israel). The Bible stated that Ham and his sons, and their soon-to-be descendants lived and became the forefathers of the African continent and the Middle East.

[This article continues after a message from the authors]
These Articles are Written by the Publishers of The Amazing Bible Timeline with World History

Click to find out more about this comprehensive Bible study tool now! >

Known as distant travellers and explorers, Ham and his family had discovered and extended their horizon in various unfamiliar countries. It has been said that whatsoever country the children of Ham happened to occupy, there began the ignorance of true godliness.

What does the Bible tell about Nations of Ham?

  • Genesis 5:32.  The name Ham was first mentioned in the Bible as one of Noah’s three sons.
  • Genesis 9:18. Ham as the father of Canaan.
  • Psalms 105:23, 78:51, 1Ch 4:40. Egypt referred to as the land of Ham.
  • Genesis 10:6. The four sons of Ham.
  • Genesis 9:20-27. The curse of Noah on Ham’s youngest son, Canaan after Ham “saw the nakedness of his father” and told his two brothers about it.

The Curse of Ham in Present Times
The Curse of Ham was used by some sectors to rationalize racism and slavery of Black African, who are believed to have descended from Ham. They were branded as Hamites whose forefathers are believed to be Canaan or his older brothers. This has changed in the 21st century.

These Articles are Written by the Publishers of The Amazing Bible Timeline with World History. Quickly See Over 6000 Years of Bible and World History Togetherbible timeline
  • Unique circular format - over 1,000 references at your fingertips on this wonderful study companion
  • Discover interesting facts - Biblical events with scripture references plotted alongside world history showcase fun chronological relationships
  • Attractive, easy to use design - People will stop to look at and talk about this beautifully laid out Jesus history timeline poster ideal for your home, office, church ...
  • Click here to find out more about this unique and fun Bible study tool!

Gift yourself, your family and Bible studying friends this amazing study companion for an exciting journey of discovery.

115 thoughts on “Nations of Ham

  1. It seems Canaan meant Ham, in the same way Ephraim came to be interchangeable with Israel, say in Jer 31:18-20. It’s not uncommon for one’s child usually the fave or most famous, to come to denote his father’s identity.

    1. Associating Noah’s curse on Canaan and linking it to today’s Africa is senseless. I believed Cush or Mizraim might have given rise to the population of the entire Africa, and not Canaan.

      The people of Canaan aren’t in existence anymore. God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham’s descendants – the Israelites. The Israelites later disposed the Canaanites of their land and utterly destroyed them. Gen. 12:5-7; 13:15-16; 15:13-16, Num. 21:1-3, 21-35.

      The rest of the descendants of Canaan (Hittites, girgashites, hivites, jebusites and others) were later destroyed by the Israelites.

      So, if we should talk about any people been cursed, it’s the Canaanites which Israel have eliminated from world history already.

  2. Greetings
    The Truth will free everyone on Earth of the things that keep our Minds Hearts and Souls hostage so that we can come ” Back together” and live in Peace before it is too late for us to make a choice.
    The Earth Belongs to the ONE that Created it. We Hu-Mans are ” Tenants”
    ” Stewards” The Earth was One Land Mass ( Pangea) before our Creator divided it up into 7 parts it seems that with the separation we lost contact with each other we developed different verbal communication techniques according to our needs
    The Enemy of the HU-MAN BEINGS saw an opportunity to fill the voids left with separation with lies about our common Heritage in order for this enemy to do that this enemy positioned itself to be the Keeper of records, education and literature while remaining in the background disguised as a sincere advisor. This enemy knows that it is outnumbered so it practices very sophisticated methods of deception and division.
    We HU-MANS have a Common Origin before our Creation there were no HU-MANS we are Family that have tricked into hating mistrust and conflicting with each other over dirt wealth power and fame.
    TRUTH is the cement that will bind us together. We are all made from Dust Water and Mud how can one type of mud consider itself better or less than other types?
    Those who believe-GOD IS WATCHING. Where are the Voices that influence people calling for Global Unity of the descendants of the Original HU-MAN FAMILY ??? How much more Misery inflected by and on each other will it take for us to come willingly to our own Salvation?
    Muhammad AbduRahim

    1. Not so if you hold to the Scripture of the one living Creator God of Israel who created Itje heavens and the earth and the angels in heaven and man upon the earth and created Israel the people beginning with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and Jacobs 12 sons are the 12 tribes of the Hebrew land and people. Judah is the son of Jacob by whom Lord Jesus Christ descended from. The name Jew or Jewish name is from Jacobs son Judah whom Gods Son Jesus of Nazareth , a Jew of Judah and God with us, is descended from. Search the Scriptures for the truth.
      There is One name given under heaven wherein a man must be saved, Jesus Christ is Lord of all mankind and coming King of the earth after 7 years of tribulation judgements on the earth to bring in His millennial rule as King of kings and Lord of lord’s innZion of Israel, Gods chosen land and people. I speak as a Christian Gentile convert.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *