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Ham .

Hebrew: חם .
Also Known As: "Yonika", "Cham", "Ham", "Hebrew: חָם", "Modern H̱am", "Tiberian Ḥām; Greek Χαμ", "Kham; Arabic: حام", "Ḥām"
Birthplace: Shulon, East Eden
Death: Died in canaan
Immediate Family:

Son of Noah . and Naamah bint .
Husband of Sare; Egyptus .; Nahlab .; Ne'elatama'uk .; 11 Zedkat Nabu and 5 others
Father of Canaan .; Onbekend Aantal Generaties; Pharaoh .; Egyptus Ban Ham; Cush . and 5 others
Brother of Japheth .; Shem .; Sceaf .; Bouniter; Emzara and 4 others

Occupation: BLESSED, THEN CURSED, Father of Canaan
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About Ham .

  • Genesis 5:32
  • Genesis 10:6-20 List of his descendants who are associated with the general region of Africa and Babel. The Bible refers to Egypt as "the land of Ham".
  • Genesis 9:20–25 relates how Ham discover his father Noah, lying drunk and naked in his tent, and is cursed for this. The Talmudic interpretation of this is that Ham castrated his father to ensure that no more sons would be born, which would reduce Ham's portion of the world.
  • Book of Jasher 7:10-14 and ספר הישר - פרשת נח

Wikipedia: Ham and חם

See also (don't merge): Khem Zarathustra.

There are MANY different sources that give the name and lineage of Ham's wife. All sources agree that he only had a ONE wife. The question is who this was. As such, this tree tries to accommodate all sources entered. See Wives aboard Noah's Ark.

Los descendientes de Cam o camitas se dirigieron hacia el Sur. Los nombres que se les adjudica parece indicar una dirección hacia el Sur y el Centro de Arabia, Egipto, la costa oriental del Mediterráneo y la costa oriental de África. Canaán, hijo de Cam, y sus descendientes se instalaron y dieron su nombre a la tierra que más tarde se convertiría en la tierra de los Judíos. A Egipto se le conocía como la “Tierra de Cam”. Cam mismo pudo haber comenzado una migración hacia Egipto. “Khen”, un dios egipcio, era el equivalente egipcio de la palabra hebrea “Cam”. A Egipto se le solía conocer con el nombre de “Mizraim”. (Halley’s Bible Handbook, por Henry Halley. pág. 82.)

Genesis 5:32: 'And Noah was five hundred years old; and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.'


Genesis 9:20-23 - 'Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father's nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father's nakedness.'

Ham could have covered his father rather than exposing him to his brothers. He did not respect and honor Noah.


Genesis 9:24-27 - 'When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, he said, "Cursed! be Canaan! The losest of slaves will he be to his brothers." He also said, "Blessed be the Lord, The God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave."'

Noah cursed Canaan, Ham's son, but didn't curse Ham. Perhaps Canaan may have had a part in the disrespect of Noah. The curse indicated that their descendants would be oppressed and under control of other nations.

Genesis 10:6 'And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.' They are referred to as the 'Hamites'

Genesis 10:20 'These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.'

1 Chronicles 2:8 'The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt (Mizraim), Put, and Canaan.'

HAM'S descendants settled in Southern Arabia, Southern Egypt, East shore of the Mediterranean, and the North coast of Africa. The territory in which Ham's son Canaan and his descendants settled became known as Canaan, which later became the home of the Israelites with Joshua as their leader.


A tomb in Pind Dadan Khan, Pakistan has been claimed by local residents to be the site of Ham's burial since 1891, when Hafiz Sham-us-Din of Gulyana, Gujrat claimed Ham had revealed this to him in a dream. A plaque on the tomb since erected over the 78 foot long grave site states that Ham, locally revered as a prophet, was buried there after living 536 years.


  1. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~royalancestors/biblical/2timeline/progenitors1.htm
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham_(son_of_Noah)
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Ham .'s Timeline

Shulon, East Eden
Age 443
Kish, Hormozgan, Iran
Age 465
Age 470
Age 490
Age 786