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."
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."
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.