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Ham: The Origin of Black People In The Bible

Ham: The Origin of Black People In The Bible

The Hamites
Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham (Cham), and Japheth, but it is Ham and his lineage that settled Africa and various parts of Arabia. Although that is the case, there is lots of evidence that Ham was not the only black son, but may have had black skin in common with Shem. According to scripture, the brothers were born when Noah was 500 years old. "And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth." - Genesis 5:32 According to the Strong's Concordance #2526 (Cham) is defined as: a son of Noah, also his descendants, also a name for Egyptians. In ancient Hebrew culture, it was customary to list the children in the order of their birth, which means that Ham was possibly the middle son, and not the youngest. This is important because there is a common ...

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