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Old 07-12-2009, 11:14 AM
JOHN G JOHN G is offline
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Default Just thinking out loud....

Gen 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Gen 9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Gen 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

A servant of servants shall HE be unto his brethren. We take the first he in v. 25 to be Noah singularly, why would we take the second he to be many people instead of just Canaan? It still seems to be just Canaan to me. Further, he is not cursed to be a servant (which is bad) but a servant of servants (which is worse)(lower than the low). One man can be a servant to many brethren.

Good discussion