Noah curses Ham

"Hot", "Burnt." The name of one of the three sons of Noah.1 The sons of Ham are stated to have been Cush and Mizraim and Phut and Canaan.2 Of the history of Ham nothing is related except that he saw his father's nakedness and was cursed for it, more specifically his son Canaan.3

Egypt is mentioned as the "land of Ham" in the Bible.4



  1. Gen. 5:32.
  2. Gen. 10:6; 1 Chron. 1:8.
  3. Gen. 9:22-27.
  4. Ps. 78:51; 105:23; 106:22.


  • Smith, William. (2004). Smith's Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.