Genesis 10:6
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English Standard Version
The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.

King James Bible
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sons of Cham: Chus, and Mesram, and Phuth, and Chanaan.

English Revised Version
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Descendants of Ham. - Cush: the Ethiopians of the ancients, who not only dwelt in Africa, but were scattered over the whole of Southern Asia, and originally, in all probability, settled in Arabia, where the tribes that still remained, mingled with Shemites, and adopted a Shemitic language. Mizraim is Egypt: the dual form was probably transferred from the land to the people, referring, however, not to the double strip, i.e., the two strips of land into which the country is divided by the Nile, but to the two Egypts, Upper and Lower, two portions of the country which differ considerably in their climate and general condition. The name is obscure, and not traceable to any Semitic derivation; for the term מצור in Isaiah 19:6, etc., is not to be regarded as an etymological interpretation, but as a significant play upon the word. The old Egyptian name is Kemi (Copt. Chmi, Kme), which, Plutarch says, is derived from the dark ash-grey colour of the soil covered by the slime of the Nile, but which it is much more correct to trace to Ham, and to regard as indicative of the Hamitic descent of its first inhabitants. Put denotes the Libyans in the wider sense of the term (old Egypt. Phet; Copt. Phaiat), who were spread over Northern Africa as far as Mauritania, where even in the time of Jerome a river with the neighbouring district still bore the name of Phut; cf. Bochart, Phal. iv. 33. On Canaan, see Genesis 9:25.

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Genesis 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers without.

1 Chronicles 1:8-16 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan...

1 Chronicles 4:40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelled there of old.

Psalm 78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:

Psalm 105:23,27 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham...

Psalm 106:22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

Ham. Ham signifies burnt or black; and this name was peculiarly significant of the regions allotted to his family. To the Cushites, or descendants of Cush, were allotted the hot southern regions of Asia, along the shores of the Persian Gulf, Susiana or Chusistan, etc.; to the sons of Canaan, Palestine and Syria; to the sons of Mizraim, Egypt and Libya, in Africa.


Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people...


Jeremiah 46:9 Come up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield...


Ezekiel 27:10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in your army, your men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in you...

Cross References
Genesis 9:18
The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)

Genesis 10:5
From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, by their clans, in their nations.

1 Chronicles 1:8
The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.

Ezekiel 38:5
Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;

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