3B25

©  Jeff Stacey   |   Last updated:   18 February 2019

3B25.  Initial reactions of people:

These depended on their heart-motivations

Cycle 6

3B25(a)  Noah initially reacted with outrage at Ham’s actions and declared a curse upon the descendants of Ham’s son Canaan

When Noah awoke and found out what his sons had done he initially reacted hastily.  With outraged emotion he loudly declared a curse upon Canaan Gen 9:24-25 the youngest of Ham’s four sons Gen 10:6.

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.

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