The Descendants of Cush

I read Genesis 9, again, and for the first time, so to speak. For years I've understood the masses in America to say that Ham line of decedents were cursed.

But in fact Noah cursed Cush, the fourth son of Noah who inhabited the land that God gave to Abraham and his decedents known as Israel today. I've also heard that the "evil line of Ham has been destroyed", through God's directive to drive out the inhabitants of the land I suppose.

I don't know and I don't care, but I do know they did not drive them all out and may be the reason they are tormented by so many nations today. I'm just saying I'm not anti-anybody. Anyway, the enlightenment to me is Ca'anan, not ALL, of Ham's sons were cursed by their grandfather.

Being of African/Ethiopian decent this knowledge releases me from the LIES oppressors have used to EXCUSE their treatment of African Slaves in America. Also it is great to know that MY ancestral great grandfather, Cush, was a great man building a nation and cities in antiquity.

As the history is taught by America or Western Civilization Africans born in America begin and end here, not so. It is just so little written in the History books in Public Schools, at least when I attended, that the lack of it gives way to promoting Black Folk as second classed citizens, without hope.

The struggle is to overcome that stereotype that has become a part of the social DNA of America, so to speak. So there is a drive in us Cush-ites as we seek our American Dream that is often misunderstood because of attitudinal stuff that has been out there since the forming of our nation; and I don't expect folk from Shem and Jepheth to get it, just to understand their role in it. That is all.

Yeah, the Tower of Babal event is funny to me too, but yet it speaks to the drive of Cush's people to build and not tear down. And yes, because of it God in his Divine Nature saw fit to give us different languages. God cares about us too and doesn't want us to destroy ourselves by going outside of our boundaries.

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Feb 08, 2019
Redeemed of the Lord.
by: GTA

The first curse was/is the curse of Death. The Adamic Curse. Then Noah cursed Canaan, according to my bible. But everyday someone is cursing someone. The actions of a curse is to "Rob, steal and to kill". It doesn't matter who cursed who, but that Jesus, the Son of God came that we might be set free from all bondages and curses.And that if we wanted to be set free and live a good and prosperous life (in Him) then we are to forgive one another our trespasses/wrongs.We are to love God with all our hearts and minds and strength, and to love each other. Love is the KEY. Jesus so loved the world (everyone, white black brown or blurple)that He gave His life for us.(crucifixion). It was for all. He died once and for all. No greater love has he who gave his life for us. He paid the penalty once, and for ALL. Salvation is a free gift, no matter what you have done, it is available to All, for ALL.

Jul 12, 2018
Cursed be Canaan NEW
by: Anonymous

It’s says cursed be Canaan not Cush (Gen. 9:20–27).

Mar 11, 2018
A New Heritage NEW
by: Anonymous

I can understand the voices of those who seek to shed light on the lie that Cush meant black people were cursed forever. The spirit of that lie lies on today, however, we must understand Noah cursed Canaan because of the disrespect Ham had for him.

Even though Noah, I repeat, Noah cursed Canaan this was a curse of man. Let us be mindful that Christ came to destroy the curse of the law. When receive Jesus as our Lord, All, I mean All curses are destroyed off our lives. No matter what man try to place upon us.

To study and know history is a must do that we may understand our lineage and heritage. But we also need to move forward into our destiny and maintain our new birthright in Christ no matter what the color of our skin.

Feb 17, 2018
I don't Belive it. NEW
by: moti micha

I dont Belive we are been coursed by our crater [waqaa] or God. when it come to Believing in God before whole world don't Believe to crater of Earth andSky my people Believe to one God.without prophet or son of god like many other Abrahamic religion follower do it, today.for their for I don't think so crater have any Business treat any other Race Better than others. haw ever After our civilization come under attack we have destroy by Arab,Abyssinian,Greece,and many European colony for last four[400] we have been destroyed. I believe still we are 1s civilizations we are crater of modern day Democracy [what we call sirnaa gadaa] we are sick and tierd of it! please stop using religion as insult toward us.

Oct 29, 2017
Who was cursed NEW
by: Anonymous

If I read you correctly, you state that the Lord cursed Cush. However, the Lord cursed Canaan not Cush. Canaan was the fourth and youngest son. Cush was the eldest, his first born.

Jan 19, 2017
God have mercy on us!
by: Danford Mavhunga

I totally agree with Robert. We may say this or that its not going to help us in the end. All we need to do is to cry for His mercy and be saved. "For all have sinned and came short of the glory of God". The knowledge of History is not going to help us much but that we repent and receive Jesus Christ as our personal savior. Romans 10 8-10. Whether Cush or Canaan, one God and one Christ. Stay blessed

Jul 08, 2016
Race relationship to Biblical lineage?
by: Anonymous

I have heard many theories that attempt to tie Biblical lineage to various races, and associated curses over the last 50 years. But one commonality when considering the texts is the word "all". E.G. In Romans: "For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God." Christians are taught that salvation is attained through acceptance that Jesus is God's Son, and savior. So what about race? How about looking at science for this and consider micro, versus macro evolution? Darker skin contains more natural oils that allow for more tolerance of arid weather. So after thousands of years humans have adjusted to the climate of their ancestors. Inside we are all the same anatomically. Trying to figure out lineage and track curses after ~3000 years doesn't seem to be a very fruitful effort when considering these facts.

Nov 24, 2015
by: Anonymous

Actually, Noah didn't curse Cush, he cursed Canaan

Genesis 9:24-26, "And Noah awoke from the wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed is Canaan (Kenaan) a servant of servants shall he be unto his bretheren."

Cush was also the oldest son, and Canaan was the fourth oldest son. There is a possibility that Canaan was the son of Ham and his mother. Which God Condemns, and hence, the reason for Noah cursing Canaan. Canaan was a product of incest. The Jews of today are hybrids. They have at least 112 different genetic diseases because of the hybridity. They are the descendants of Esau (race mixer and could have been fathered by a fallen angel), Canaan (incest. which causes mental illness and retardation), and Khazaria (a pagan hybrid race).

Jun 27, 2013
False History of the Ancient World
by: Taharqa

Ridiculous! Cush was cursed? What Bible are you reading. Then someone says " The ancient Egyptians were white! Laughable! He obviously thinks "ancient" pertains to 400BC-0 AD.

It is known fact that Ethiopia and Nubian empires flourished and flowed down the Nile and created the ancient Egyptian Civilizations. You and your Caucasian ancestors continue to pervert history for racial gaine. As your well respected historians and philosophers wrote about in their time, Ethiopian/Egyptian, decendants of Ham thru Cush, were Ancient and mighty nations and civilizations before the Arabs rode out of Arabia in 638AD spreading Islam. Get real people!

Feb 22, 2013

If Noah was a man of dark color, shouldn't his sons be of dark color? Do some serious Biblical research. The Bible can be denied, but it cannot be changed.

Feb 08, 2012
Canaan not Cush !
by: Anonymous

Yes you are right, all these North Arican tribes were like the modern Arabs who lived there. It was Canaan who was cursed, not Cush (or Ham) - make up your mind !

Neither were black, but those in North Africa obviosly mingled with the Black Africans further south and became darker in complection over time, but were mixed ! Adam means to be ruddy/red in the face in Hebrew. The ancient Middle East was all white to begin with and tribes invaded North Africa from the Middle East repeatedly over thousands of years. The original Egyptians were white as well. The Middle East and North Africa became mixed over time, this is why these people range in complexion today from very light to very dark skinned. Even many dark skinned "black" "Africans" in North Africa have straight hair - like many Somalians and Ethiopians. Where does their straight hair come from ? The same happened to the Austarlian Aboriginals - we just take for granted that they have straight hair and think that this is simply the way some blacks look naturally - not true at all - they are mixed !

Jan 24, 2012
Descendants of Cush
by: Lujack Skylark

The Cushites settled mostly in Africa except for Nimrod the Cushite who stayed in the region of Shinar/Sumer. Two were not African.

The Cushite tribes equal 7 in number.(Genesis 10:7)

An Ethiopian cab driver told me the following:

Havilah-Gallah (Negroes)

Sheba-A black Saudi Arabian tribe.
Dedan-Dravidans who once lived in western Persia before migrating to India.

I thought what he said was interesting.

Jan 24, 2012
CUSH not Ethiopians
by: Anonymous

Cush, or Ham, have nothing to do with people of African descent. But the North African Arabs are descendent from this line, Mizraim etc, right up to the South Americas - The whole area is a HOT area(WEATHER WISE).

It was forced upon Ethiopians to justify Africans as deserving of slavery. According to the scripture, Ethiopia is purely referred to as the People of the Queen of the South, or Abyssnia or Ethiopia. Cush reigned in the middle East where the Babel was being built.

Jan 16, 2012
Who Was Cursed?
by: Lujack Skylark

It was Canaan who was cursed. (Genesis 9:25) The curse had nothing to do with Africa.

Jan 15, 2012
Salvation is God's Alone
by: Robert Marshall

God's reason for creation was to have a people for Himself. Down through the centuries God chose to save those that He wanted to save. All history will someday be gone. When God is through saving the last person He will save, this universe and all that is in it, will be destroyed. All man's wisdom will be destroyed too. The only thing that will go into eternity will be the ones that God saved.

Whether you like it or not, that is what will happen. You can argue all you want, but you don't really know what will happen. Every human being on this planet will either die or be changed in the twinkling of an eye. We have nothing to say about it. We think we are so smart that we can influence God but we are wrong.

The only thing the church is today is a big business, like everything else. All mankind will be judged except the ones that God chose to save. You either go to Heaven or to hell. You have no choice. God help us all.

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