Ham: Son of Noah
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. This definition plays a role in the very way we look at scripture because:
Mainstream Christianity teaches that Ham's children were black.
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When Joseph was enslaved in Egypt, he eventually rose to power and married an Egyptian woman named Asenath. Two children resulted from this marriage and they were Ephraim and Manasseh.
"And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction." - 41:52
During the blessing ceremony, Joseph places them before Jacob, and Jacob adopts both boys as his own children, thus making them "tribes" of Israel.
"And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine." - Genesis 48:5
During the ceremony, Jacob blesses both boys, but he places Ephraim before Manasseh, even though he was the youngest ...
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