¬†What have you been taught?
This! Is what the Bible teaches.
Ham‚Äôs son Canaan was cursed by Noah, and yet a lie has passed down, from generation to generation, long before the slavers misquoted the Holy Bible in order to justify their [Great sin].
¬†In some societies [sun burn] meant that you spent much of your time in the heat, which also indicated that you were an ordinary worker or a slave. And then later (on) in our American society, there was no better way to identify a captured or purchased human being, than by sight! Of course not each and every dark skinned person was a slave, but! If you weren‚Äôt one, you had to prove it, or, become one.
In Genesis 9 the Bible tells us that ‚ÄúGod blessed Noah and his sons.‚ÄĚ Would God ever turn a blessing into a curse? The answer is no! Whom God blesses, no man can curse.¬† Noah had three sons (Shem, Ham and Japheth) when they all (a family of eight) went into the ark.¬† None of these brothers were ever cursed by God, or by Noah. The Bible says that from these sons the whole earth was to be populated. See: Genesis 9: 18-19. After the flood, Noah began to be a farmer and he planted a vineyard; after its harvest he drank too much of the wine from his labor and lay drunk and uncovered, in his tent.¬† Ham (the father of Canaan) saw the nakedness of his father (Noah) and thought it was pretty funny, he (a disrespectful son) told his brothers who were outside; Shem & Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders and walked backward into the tent and covered the nakedness of their father. (To be naked is to be exposed.) When Noah awoke and found out what his son (Ham) had done to him, Noah said: ‚Äúcursed be Canaan; a servant of servants he shall be to his brethren.‚ÄĚ ¬†Noah could not ‚Äúcurse‚ÄĚ Ham (his son) because God had already blessed all three of his boys. Noah cursed Ham‚Äôs youngest son, Canaan.¬† And yet, this curse doesn‚Äôt affect anyone today because Jesus took our sins to the cross.¬† Our Savior died for all sin, past, present and future.
The dark race
Ham was the father of four sons, Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. The dark race, are descendents of Cush, not Canaan.¬† Ham‚Äôs son Cush, migrated into ancient Ethiopia (Nubia), which was a region south of Egypt that included parts of modern Ethiopia and Sudan, the area was also known as Cush. (Cushites: Kish-Nubian-Ethiopian.) Out of these were born Nubian princesses, princes, queens and kings. The Bible referred to them as: tall and smooth skinned.
Ham‚Äôs son, Mizraim settled in Egypt. Two of the four brothers (Cush and Mizraim) are closely coupled by distance (location) and skin tone, but they are not one in the same.¬† And yet, they developed strong and powerful nations; Egypt and Ethiopia. They built cities and magnificent tombs (called pyramids). They were mathematicians, doctors, artists and engineers. Egypt was a world power between 1600-1200 BC. This country was founded soon after the flood by Mizraim. (Egypt was called: the land of Ham.) In Egypt, ungodly men called ‚ÄúPharaoh‚ÄĚ ruled for 2500 years.
¬†Out of Cush‚Äôs loins came: ‚Äď the Africans/the Ethiopians. Out of Mizraim ‚Äď came the Egyptians/the Libyans; ect.
Some notes about Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world; it originated in the Aksumite (Aksum, Axum) kingdom.¬† King Ahasusrus reigned from India to Ethiopia (over 127 provinces). See: Esther 1:1. Ethiopia grew rich from Ivory trade. Many palaces and temples were built. It was the Aksumite king (Ezana) who accepted Christianity in the mid fourth century.¬†¬† This kingdom was an ‚Äúimportant trading nation in NE Africa, growing from the proto-Aksumite period ca. 4th century BC to achieve prominence by the 1st century AD.¬† Its ancient capital is found in northern Ethiopia.¬† The kingdom used the name ‚ÄúEthiopia‚ÄĚ as early as the 4th century.‚ÄĚ
Whatever happened to Canaan (the son, not the land)?
Ham‚Äôs son Canaan wondered to and fro; they became [those] Canaanites. They are just about extinct today. From Canaan came the Phoenicians, the Hittites, the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, ect.
Shem (Israelites, Semites)
Ham (Egypt, & Africa) and the few Canaanites left, scattered)
Japheth (Europe and Asia Minor the Greeks, Thracians and Scythians)
¬†How I got over: here, there and everywhere!¬†We all descended from Noah‚Äôs sons; from Mesopotamia, where our journey begun.¬† Stretchhh-h, is what the Good LORD said, to the ends of the earth, start a new life; marry, multiply and love your wife.