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Old 06-30-2009, 03:57 AM
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The account doesn't say that Noah was asleep when Ham saw his nakedness. It just says he was drunk and that at whatever point when he woke up he knew what Ham had done to him.

I've never studied this point but:

Do we know that Canaan was born yet? If he wasn't then possibly Noah prophesied about a grandson who had just been conceived by his wife. Who's your daddy wouldn't be the right question in this case. Maybe someone else knows if scripture elsewhere would refute this idea.

Genesis 9:20-27 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Last edited by greenbear; 06-30-2009 at 04:04 AM.