Right away, we are told that from the three sons of Noah, the entire world was populated. There is also a mention of Ham's son Canaan here - a seemingly random mention because none other of Noah's grandsons are mentioned here, and he had a bunch! But since I believe there are no accidents or coincidences in scripture, there must be a reason for it. Let's find out.
Noah became a farmer and planted a vineyard. He then got drunk and passed out naked in his tent.
Noah continued, blessing the LORD, the God of Shem, and repeating that Canaan would be his servant.
Canaan was the youngest son of Ham and became the grandfather of Nimrod, who was a bad dude indeed! More on Nimrod soon when we look at the Tower of Babel. Canaan was the quintessential middle man, caught in the middle between his disrespectful father Ham and his evil grandson Nimrod. And what happened with Nimrod, as we will soon see, still deeply affects the world today.
|The tent of Shem?|
So where did Noah and his progeny go? Click here to find out!