In the Old Testament, the third son of Noah (Gen. 5:32; 6:10; Moses 8:12, 27).

    • Noah, his sons, and their families entered the ark:Gen. 7:13;
    • Canaan, Ham’s son, was cursed:Gen. 9:18–25;
    • The government of Ham was patriarchal and was blessed as to things of the earth and wisdom but not as to the priesthood:Abr. 1:21–27;
    • Ham’s wife, Egyptus, was a descendant of Cain; the sons of their daughter Egyptus settled in Egypt:Abr. 1:23, 25; ( Ps. 105:23; Ps. 106:21–22; )