In this study of
Ďuncovering Noahís nakedness,í two key points will be brought forth and
documented in Godís word. The first is the incestuous sin between Ham and
his mother. The consequence of that unlawful union produced a child called
Cannan. The second key point is the chain of events that followed that sin
and how it affected the lives of Noahís entire family. To start this study,
letís go to the book of Leviticus and read with understanding Godís law of
incest and how that sin reared its ugly head in Noahís tent.
nakedness of thy fatherís wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy
Many Christians are taught
from the time they were children that, Noah got drunk in his tent and his
son Ham physically unclothed him and revealed his nakedness. Only the
unlearned teach this way it, wasnít Noahís nakedness that was uncovered in
his tent but his wifeís nakedness. To uncover your fatherís nakedness is a
Hebrew idiom that means, "to sleep with your fatherís wife."
Leviticus 20:11 The man
that lieth with his fatherís wife, hath uncovered his fatherís
The word Ďliethí in
Hebrew means, "to lie down for sexual connection." (Strongís #7901)
By definition of the Hebrew
translation of the word "lieth," we get Godís truth, not the lies of
men concerning, the sexual sin that Ham committed against his own mother
after they left the ark.
Genesis 9:18-And the sons of
Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Jaí-pheth: and
Ham, is the father of Canaan.
The notable mention of Canaan
in this verse should represent a red flag, that is waved in your mind
telling you something isnít right. Why is special emphasis placed on the
fact that Ham is the father of Canaan, when Canaan wasnít even born when
Noah and his family left the ark?
Genesis 9:20-And Noah began
to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.
It normally takes a vineyard 1 two
3 years after planting before it produces grapes and 4 years
before the vines comes to maturity. So, from the time that Noah left the ark
and planted his vineyard, to the time he got drunk and the sin occurred was
somewhere between 4 and 5 years after the flood. According to
Godís law concerning all manner of fruit trees, the fruit in first three
years is considered uncircumcised or unripe, only in the
fourth year is the fruit deemed as holy or mature.