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Uncovering Noah's Nakedness
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The word ‘fruit’ defined by Webster’s New Practical Dictionary means, "the edible product of a tree, shrub, or vine, consisting of the ripened seeds and the enveloping tissues."

The word ‘praise’ used here in Hebrew means, "in the sense of rejoicing; a celebration of thanksgiving for harvest." (Strong’s #1974)

The fruit that the tree or vine produced in the first three years is considered by God as unholy or unripe. Only in the fourth year was the fruit deemed holy or mature and than offered to God with thanksgiving as the first fruit of the harvest. Now there will be some people who will try to convince you that this law in Leviticus concerning all manner of fruit trees did not apply when Noah planted the fruit of the vine after he left the ark. In response to their theory, I ask you, when did God change the horticultural principle that He handed down to Noah? (Malachi 3:6 & Hebrews 13:8) If anything, the laws that God gave Noah were foundational principles which He later commanded Moses to write in the book of Leviticus.

Genesis 9:21-And he drank of his wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

The word ‘uncovered’ in Hebrew means, "to de-nude especially in a disgraceful sense captives being usually stripped." (Strong’s #1540)

It wasn’t Noah who was disgracefully stripped and then raped, but his wife while he lay drunk in his tent. This was the sin that Ham committed and this is the reason why special emphasis is placed on the fact that he is the father of Canaan. The scripture’s silence concerning Ham’s other sons, Cush, Mizraim and Phut, is intentional, to highlight Canaan, the child born because of this sin.

Genesis 9:22-And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

The word ‘nakedness’ in Hebrew means, "nudity, the pudenda." (Strong’s #6172)

The word ‘pudenda or pudendum’ defined by Webster’s Dictionary means, "the external genitals of the female vulva. Plural the external genitals of either sex."

The definition of these words: ‘nakedness’ and "pudenda" is the revealing evidence as to what really took place in Noah’s tent. And doubtful men will have to work over time to whitewash this truth (Leviticus. 18:8 & 20:11).

Genesis 9:23-And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

Shem and Japheth were aware of the sin that Ham committed against their mother so they placed a garment on their shoulders and walked backwards to avoid looking at their mother’s naked body when they covered her. There is no shame for sons to see their father naked, however, there is great shame for sons to see their mother naked. This is the reality that Noah woke up to in his tent and in anger cursed Canaan, the child born because of this sin.

 

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