What’s the deal with Canaan?! Noah’s son, Ham, does something despicable. Then Noah curses Ham’s son Canaan! Who are these cursed people? Follow along in this short teaching that traces the fascinating history of the Canaanites.
Genesis 9:18The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
Genesis 9:22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.
Genesis 9:25He said, “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.”
Genesis 10:6The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
Genesis 10:15-20Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth [Hittites], and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the clans of the Canaanites dispersed. And the territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon in the direction of Gerar as far as Gaza, and in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. These are the sons of Ham, by their clans, their languages, their lands, and their nations.
Genesis 11:31Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there.
Genesis 12:5-6And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaaniteswere in the land
Genesis 17:8“And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”
Genesis 28:1 Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.
Psalm 78:54-55 And He brought them to His holy land, to the mountain which His right hand had won. He drove out nations before them; He apportioned them for a possession and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.