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  •  has anyone else noticed that the name "Ham" (0+ / 0-)

    is not one with a ringing biblical endorsement?

    The Talmud deduces two possible explanations, one attributed to Rab and one to Rabbi Samuel, for what Ham did to Noah to warrant the curse.[6] According to Rab, Ham castrated Noah on the basis that, since Noah cursed Ham by his fourth son Canaan, Ham must have injured Noah with respect to a fourth son. Emasculating him thus deprived Noah of the possibility of a fourth son. According to Samuel, Ham sodomized Noah, a judgment that he based on analogy with another biblical incident in which the phrase "and he saw" is used:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/..._(son_of_Noah)

    While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

    by Tamar on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 12:41:34 PM PST

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