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Monday, April 16 2018
The Three Fathers Of Humanity: Ham
"Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham ... unto Joseph were born two sons ... which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh ... the name of the second called he Ephraim ... he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son"
Ham, from the Hebrew name pronounced khawm, meaning warm, or hot weather (the English word "ham" is not related; it originated from an Anglo-Saxon word, hamm, which meant bent - referring to a pig's hind leg), was the second-born son of Noah (customarily, sons were listed by order of birth i.e. "Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth" Genesis 5:52 KJV).
After the Flood (see Biblical Eras: Cain's World Before The Flood and Biblical Eras: The Flood In The Time Of Noah), Ham became the forefather of many of the familiar people of Bible history, including the Canaanites (the first "Jews" had Canaanite mothers; see The First Jews and What Does The Bible Really Say About Canaanites?), the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Jebusites and Philistines (known today as the "Palestinians"; see Where Did The Palestinians Come From?).
As we will explain below, along with the tribe of Judah and their Canaanite mothers with the patriarch Judah, Ham was also a direct ancestor of two other tribes of Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh, from their Egyptian mother (see The Mothers Of The Patriarchs: Asenath).
The four lines of the descendants of Ham, from his four sons Cush, Mizraim ("Egypt"), Phut and Canaan.
"10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
As stated in the listing above,among the sons of Ham was Mizraim - the name given to Egypt and northeast Africa by the Israelites because of Mizraim's descendants there (it is translated into English as "Egypt," from the Greek name for the nation, over 600 times in the Holy Scriptures) - hence the reason that it is also called "the land of Ham" i.e. the land of Ham's son Mizraim. The Israelites spent over 400 years there before the Exodus. Jesus Christ (see the Fact Finder question below) lived there for a few years after His birth: "2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son" (Matthew 2:15 KJV).
"105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham." (Psalm 105:23 KJV)
The progenitors of two of the tribes of Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh, were born in Egypt to a Hamite mother.
"41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt." (Genesis 41:45 KJV)
Fact Finder: How and when was the Messiah's time in "the land of Ham" prophesied?
This Day In History, April 16
1457 BC: The estimated date of a Battle of Megiddo (an ancient "battle of Armageddon"; see also Old Testament Armageddon) between Thutmose III of Egypt and a Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh (see also What Does The Bible Really Say About Canaanites?).
73: Masada fell to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt (see A History Of Jerusalem: Titus And The Zealots).
1065: The Norman Robert Guiscard took Bari, ending 5 centuries of Byzantine rule in southern Italy.
1175: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I ended the siege of Alessandria and signed the Treaty of Montebello with the Lombard League (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1521: Martin Luther, 34, arrived at the Diet of Worms (i.e. "Worms" is the English rendering for Vorms, a city in Germany), where he defended his "Ninety-Five Theses," first advanced in 1517. At the Diet (a term for a legislative assembly used some countries, "Diet" derived from the Latin word for day), Luther refused to recant his rebellion against the Papacy (while at the same time, Luther kept nearly all of the Papacy's antichrist doctrines, as do most "Protestants" to this day - see Antichristians and Is Your Religion Your Religion?; also The Cross Of Christ, Or The Cross Of Men? and Christ Died For Repentant Sinners).
1542: The Sieur de Roberval, France's first viceroy in Canada, sailed for the New World with 3 ships and 200 colonists. He explored the St. Lawrence as far as Montreal Island, searching for the legendary kingdom of Saguenay. The expedition returned to France in 1543.
1582: Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founded the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
1705: Queen Anne knighted Isaac Newton at Trinity College.
1746: Forces under the Duke of Cumberland fought the Jacobite Scots under Prince Charles Edward at the Battle of Culloden, near Inverness, Scotland.
1780: The University of Munster in Munster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was founded.
1818: After the U.S. failed to obliterate the Canadian people as a nation and annex Canadian territory into the U.S. (the publicly-stated goal of U.S. President James Madison when he declared the start of the War of 1812 - that ended in 1814 with British Marines burning the White House and Madison fleeing the city with his army, in retaliation for the U.S. burning and looting of the Parliament Building in Toronto earlier that year), the U.S. Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada that remains to this day nearly 200 years later.
The United Empire Loyalists were conservatives (honest, hard-working, successful people of all walks of life i.e. farmers, merchants, tradesmen, educators) who moved to Canada from the New England colonies because they saw no need for a rebellion and were brutally persecuted by rebel forces. Totaling about 40% of the population of the New England colonies, they were later known as United Empire Loyalists.
A plaque in Hamilton, Ontario (as well as many others across Canada) commemorates the United Empire Loyalists:
"This monument is dedicated to the lasting memory of
1856: The Declaration of Paris was signed. It recognized the principle of free ships and free goods and defined contraband and blockade.
1912: Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel, from Dover to Hardelot.
1942: The Island of Malta was awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack during the Second World War. It was the first such award given to any part of the British Commonwealth.
1947: Bernard Baruch, a U.S.-Jewish financier, originated the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.
1953: The British royal yacht Britannia was launched, just months before Queen Elizabeth's coronation. The ship served the monarchy for 45 years before being decommissioned in 1998.
1982: Queen Elizabeth proclaimed Canada's new constitution, ending the last colonial links with Britain - the Kingdom that gave Canada birth and defended it for 2 centuries.
1995: Canada and the European Union settled a dispute over fishing rights in the north Atlantic after weeks of tense negotiations. The incident began when a Canadian Coast Guard ship fired upon and arrested a Spanish ship on the high seas.
2007: The Virginia Tech Massacre, one of the deadliest shooting sprees in U.S. history - 32 killed, 23 wounded. The gunman committed suicide.