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(Hebrew: cham, meaning approximately ‘hot’). Together with Shem ( Semites) and Japheth one of  Noah's three sons and, according to Gen. 10, the progenitor of the four nations Kush, Miṣrayı̄m, Put and Canaan who were later called Hamites. The tale of Ham, who according to Gen. 9,22ff. shamed his father Noah, was treated in various ways in post-Biblical Rabbinic and Haggadic writings.

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Domhardt, Yvonne (Zürich), “Ham”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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