Truths about the Posterity of Ham
It is not uncommon to hear people assert that black skin is representative of the curse which Noah pronounced upon Ham, and the curse of Canaan is representative of the enslavement the black race suffered at the hands of other nations. We have meticulously and carefully analyzed the validity of these claims while considering these two elements: keeping in mind the divine narrative and taking into account the historical figures involved. And above all, to tell people the truth, without any prejudice.
First and foremost, if Noah's curse was meant to affect all of Ham's descendants, then surely Nimrod and the Pharaohs of Egypt could not have become dominant world powers.
Psalm 68:31 "Princes shall come out of Egypt"
It also seems somewhat surprising that Nimrod was favored in the royal hierarchy, and occupied the most prosperous part of the earth at that time, rather than any of the nations' leaders, descendants of Shem or Japheth."
"And Nimrod became strong when he put on the garments, and God gave him might and strength, and he was a mighty hunter in the earth, yea, he was a mighty hunter in the field, and he hunted the animals and he built altars, and he offered upon them the animals before the Lord." |The Book of Jasher 7:30|
"Like God did to Nimrod, who was a mighty hunter in the earth, and who succeeded in the battles that prevailed against his brethren" |The Book of Jasher 7:33|
Throughout Scripture, the Lord invites people to examine their history in order to build a foundation from written records. The preservation, study and teaching of history are biblical prescriptions because they create a collective memory which helps guide us into the future and strengthen our relationship with ELOHIM. The Lord has commanded not to change the landmarks and boundaries marking the limit of a property. He's very strict about these boundaries and borders that were established by the Patriarchs in ancient times, so much so that He has decreed a curse upon anyone who would have dared to change them for his own benefit.
Proverbs 22:28 "Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set."
Proverbs 23:10 "Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,"
Deuteronomy 19:14 "You must not move your neighbor’s boundary marker, which was set up by your ancestors to mark the inheritance..."
Deuteronomy 27:17 "Cursed be anyone who moves his neighbor’s landmark.."
Hosea 5:10 "The princes of Judah are like those who move boundary stones; I will pour out My fury upon them like water."
According to the Word of God, in order to better understand the division of the lands and their geographical location, it's very important to refer to ancient records.
Isaiah 46:8-9 "Remember this, and show yourselves men; bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors. Remember the former things of old...."
Job 8:7-8 "Though your beginnings were modest, your latter days will flourish Please inquire of past generations and consider the discoveries of their fathers."
Before continuing, it's worth considering the following statements by Josephus, a Jewish priest, scholar and historian:
"The children of Ham possessed the land from Syria and Amanus and the mountains of Libanus, seizing upon all that was on its sea-coasts; and as far as the ocean; and keeping it as their own. Some indeed of its names are utterly vanished away; others of them being changed, and another sound given them, are hardly to be discovered: yet a few there are which have kept their denominations intire. For of the four sons of Ham, time has not at all hurt the name of Chus; for the Ethiopians, over whom he reigned, are even at this day, both by themselves, and by all men in Asia, called Chusites. The memory also of the Mesraites is preserved in their name. For all we who inhabit this country [of Judea] called Egypt Mestre, and the Egyptians Mestreans. Phut also was the founder of Libya, and called the inhabitants Phutites, from himself: there is also a river in the country of Moors which bears that name. Whence it is that we may see the greatest part of the Grecian Historiographers mention that river, and the adjoining country, by the apellation of Phut. But the name it has now has been by change given it from one of the sons of Mesraim, who was called Lybyos. We will inform you presently what has been the occasion why it has been called Africa also. Canaan, the fourth son of Ham, inhabited the country now called Judea, and called it from his own name Canaan." |Flavius Josephus of the Antiquities of the Jews — Book I, Chap. 6:2|
Once you've carefully read about the sons of Ham, it will become evident that maps have been altered over time, and more importantly, the official version and the current biblical maps tell a story that doesn't corroborate the ancient geographical maps. The question that any honest person with discernment should ask is this:
Why has the story of the descendants of Ham been progressively altered or obliterated from the memory of mankind?
Keeping in mind that many names have been changed, here are a number of facts and questions about Ham and his descendants.
As the second son of Noah, Ham is considered the ancestor of people from Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, and Carthage, as well as some of the eastern and southern peoples who originally settled in lower Mesopotamia and later on in southern Arabia. As shown by recorded accounts and archaeological data, the Hamitic lineage was the world's first imperial power, first under the rule of Nimrod in Babylonia, then under the Pharaohs in Egypt.
The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan.
As George Orwell so aptly put it:
"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history."
"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped."
You be the judge.