have been the reason why they were doom-ed. God, with whom process of time is no consideration, appropriated that land before the Canaanites set their heels on it, and doubtless his providences forbid them claiming it. Their sin may have consisted in a disregard to these.
2d. There was no intention to curse Ham personally.
1. His name is not used. If there was any intention to reach him, there can be no reason why his name was not used.
2. Ham had just been blessed along with his father and brothers, when they came forth from the ark, and there is no divine precedent to warrant the supposition that a curse should be pronounced upon him.
3d. There was no intention to involve the first three sons of Ham in this malediction. Proof,
1. The careful omission of their names.
2. The explicit use of Canaan's name. 4th. Then the supposition that there was
any intention to involve the posterity of