© Jeff Stacey | Last updated: 18 February 2019
3B25. Initial reactions of people:
These depended on their heart-motivations
3B25(a) Noah initially reacted with outrage at Ham’s actions and declared a curse upon the descendants of Ham’s son Canaan
This further situation involving nakedness (see Gen 2:25, 3:7,10-11a) again implied the close link between the sexual and spiritual. Violations of cultural protocols about sexual modesty led to strong reactions of shame and outrage. These then resulted in actions that had deep spiritual significance.