Loading…
Ham (Person)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of Noah‘s three sons (along with Shem and Japheth); survived the flood in the ark. After the flood, Ham, along with his father and brothers, is blessed by God and instructed to “be fruitful and multiply” (Gen 9:1). Ham is included in the covenant that God establishes with Noah and his sons (Gen 9:8–9).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ham, Son of Noah
Ham, Son of Noah (חָם‎, cham). One of Noah‘s three sons (along with Shem and Japheth); survived the flood in the ark. After the flood, Ham, along with his father and brothers, is blessed by God and instructed to “be fruitful and multiply” (Gen 9:1). Ham is included in the covenant that God establishes
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ham (Person)
HAM (PERSON) [Heb ḥām (חָם)]. The name of the second son of Noah, and the brother of Shem and Japheth. The name appears 17 times in the Bible (Gen 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18 (twice), 22; 10:1, 6, 20; 14:5; 1 Chr 1:4, 8; 4:40; Pss 78:51; 105:23, 27; 106:22). It is either etymologically related to the word
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ham (Person)
Ham (Person). Second son of Noah (Gn 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 22; 10:1, 6, 20). Ham had four sons whose names were Cush, Mizraim (Hebrew for Egypt), Put, and Canaan (Gn 10:6; 1 Chr 1:8). Ham, then, is seen as the ancestor of the Egyptians (though a mixed race apparently occurs later), as well as of peoples
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ham
Ham[Heb ḥām]. Son of Noah, brother of Shem and Japheth, and thus grandson of Lamech (Gen. 5:28–32). Ham is said to be the youngest of Noah’s sons (Gen. 9:24), though he is always mentioned second among the three (Gen. 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18; 10:1; 1 Ch. 1:4). One explanation for the apparent inconsistency
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ham (Person)
HAM (Person) Second son of Noah (Gn 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 22; 10:1, 6, 20). Ham had four sons whose names were Cush, Mizraim (Hebrew for Egypt), Put, and Canaan (Gn 10:6; 1 Chr 1:8). Ham, then, is seen as the ancestor of the Egyptians (though a mixed race apparently occurs later), as well as of peoples
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ham
HAM1. A city of the Zuzim, smitten by Chedorlaomer and his allies in the time of Abraham (Gen 14:5).2. One of the three sons of Noah (Gen 5:32; 10:6–14). His descendants, who spread also to Mesopotamia, included the civilizations of Babylon, Erech (modern Warka), Akkad, Calneh, and Assyria (Gen 10:8–12).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ham
HAM. 1. (Heb. ḥām, lxx cham; etymology uncertain). One of the sons of Noah, probably the second (Gn. 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18; 1 Ch. 1:4, 8; though cf. Gn. 9:20–24), and ancestor of many descendants (*Nations, Table of). In 1 Ch. 4:40 and Pss. 78:51; 105:23, 27; 106:22 the name is used to indicate one
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ham
Ham (Heb. ḥām) (PERSON)A son of Noah. Ham is usually listed as the middle son (Gen. 5:32; 10:1; 1 Chr. 1:4), but in Gen. 9:24 he is called the “youngest.” The exact etymology of the name is uncertain. Some scholars derive it from terms connoting divinity, but a (semi-)divine status for Ham is unlikely.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ham (Person)
HAM [hăm] (Heb. ḥām “hot”; cf. W. Sem Ḫammu, a deity) (PERSON). One of Noah’s three sons, usually mentioned after his older brother Shem and before Japheth (e.g., Gen. 5:32; 1 Chr. 1:4); however, according to Gen. 9:24 he was the youngest of the family (so RSV; KJV “younger”). Born many years
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Ham
HAM חםI. Ham is the second son of →Noah, and the brother of →Shem and →Japheth. His name occurs 17 times in the Bible. He is sometimes said to originally represent a (semi-) divine figure, either because his name is that of a supposed West-Semitic sun-god called Ḥammu (Lewy 1944), or because it is
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ham
HAM (Hebrew ḥām) The second son of Noah and the brother of Shem and Japheth (Gen 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 22; 10:1, 6, 20; 14:5; 1 Chr 1:4, 8; 4:40; Ps 78:51; 105:23, 27; 106:22). Ham entered the ark and so survived the Flood (Gen 7:13). After the deluge, Ham sinned against his father, Noah, when the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ham
Ham (hot; sunburnt).1. The name of one of the three sons of Noah, apparently the second in age. (b.c. 2448.) Of the history of Ham nothing is related except his irreverence to his father and the curse which that patriarch pronounced. The sons of Ham are stated to have been “Cush and Mizraim and Phut
See also