The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ham, They of
Descendants of Ham, the youngest son of Noah, either Egyptians, Ethiopians, or more probably Canaanites (cf. Gen 10:6), who had settled in the rich pastureland of southern Palestine. Their territory was seized by the descendants of Simeon, Jacob’s second son (1 Chr 4:40).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hamites, Hamitic
Hamites, Hamitic1. The descendants of Ham, the youngest of Noah’s three sons. Ham brought a curse upon his own son Canaan when he “looked upon his father’s nakedness” (Gen. 9:18–27). The Bible also connects Hamites with Cushites, descended from one of Ham’s sons (Gen. 10:6). Cushites have at times been
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hamites [hămˊīts].† The descendants of Ham, the youngest son of Noah. According to the Table of Nations (Gen. 10) they comprised four branches, each traced to one of Ham’s sons: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan (vv. 6–20).Linguistically and, by extension, culturally, the term refers to those peoples
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HAMITES (1 Chron. 4:40). The Simeonites, wishing to extend their territory, “went to the entrance of Gedor” (which see) and there found these Hamites who “lived there formerly.” They may have been Egyptian Cushites or even Canaanites (1:8). Only this is certain, that they were a peaceful shepherd people,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
HAMITESI. Cush: the southern Arabians in Asia and the Ethiopians in Africa. The descendants of Cush are—1. Nimrod, the first king of Shinar, or Southern Babylonia. The account of him in Scripture seems to imply that when a part of his race went south-westward into Arabia and Africa he went south-eastward
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HAMITES (Hămʹ īts) NIV designation for descendants of Ham (1 Chron. 4:40–41). See Ham.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HAM, HAMITES ham, ham´it [חָםkham, בְּנֵי חָםbene kham]. 1. Ham is classically understood as the second son of Noah because of the repeated secondary placement of his name “Shem, Ham, and Japheth” (Gen 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18; 1 Chr 1:4). Ham “uncovered his father’s nakedness” after Noah gets drunk.