Which Old Testament figure was the father of Ham, Shem and Japheth
Who was the Biblical father of Ham, Shem and Japheth
Shem and Japheth walked backwards into the tent and covered their father, obscuring their vision as much as possible to protect their father's dignity.
By the mid-1950s, while several Christians dismissed this view of racial segregation and suggested that Noah's pronouncement held no authority, proponents still claimed that Noah "spoke under the impulse of the prophetic spirit," actually giving a divine curse to Ham and blessings to Shem and Japheth. (16)
Then Noah's wife and Shem and Japheth enter with their families, also "clad in dingy garments" (81).
Ironically, as Shem and Japheth reveal to Noah the object of his curse, they doubly sober him with water poured from a goatskin-covered bottle.
The text continues that Ham, one of Noah's three sons, and the "father of Canaan," saw "his father's nakedness," (8) and told his two brothers, Shem and Japheth
, who came into Noah's tent and, out of respect for their father, walked backward so as not to see their father in this state, and covered him with a garment.
His big sons Ham, Shem and Japheth
were so ashamed they could hardly look at him.