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Canaan (son of Ham)

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Canaan (son of Ham): the fourth son of Ham and the grandson of Noah. After Ham discovered Noah naked in a drunken slumber and assaulted him, Noah cursed Ham's son Canaan that he and his descendants would be slaves to the children of Shem and Japeth.
For an informed reading of Hosea 11:7-12:14
Overview Hosea was one of the prophets who lived at the time of the looming destruction of the northern state of Israel, which comprised ten of the twelve tribes. (He refers to the state as “Ephraim,” for its first ruler, Jeroboam ben Nebat, was from that...
The terms that the Torah's employs to describe the firstborn or the “bechor” are “peter rechem”, (“the opener of the womb”) and “reshit ono” (the “first of his strength”). The mere fact of being firstborn entails a number of privileges in terms of power...
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