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The Great Flying Saucer Myth

The Great Flying Saucer Myth by Kelly L. Segraves

The Sons of Noah

Moreover, a great flood was important in the history of man, a flood which destroyed the civilization of the past. We do not know much about that civilization, but we do know that a man named Noah possessed enough intelligence to enable him to step off the ark and carry with him enough technology and knowledge -- charts, drawings, records, whatever -- that all the post-flood civilization sprang up quickly because of what Noah and his sons carried through that great flood. Consider the descendants of Noah as recorded in the ninth chapter of Genesis. In the 18th verse we find, "And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem and Ham, and Japeth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. There are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread." This should be emphasized: "of them was the whole earth overspread. 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 Japeth 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 Japeth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years; and he died." (Genesis 9:18-29) Contained in these verses is a summary statement of the culture and civilization which came into existence after the flood.

Several things have been proposed about these verses. That Ham was the father of Canaan is emphasized. That is important, because when Noah awoke from his wine, he said that he knew what his younger son had done unto him.

But the emphasis on the statement that Canaan is the son of Ham (if you read further down in the genealogies you will find that he is the youngest son of Ham) becomes important. A prophecy is understood in the statement, "Cursed be Canaan."

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