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Other Sons of Ham Cursed

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Noah was reaffiming the curse of Cain upon Cainan his firstborn, and the three other sons carried the curse through the flood because of Egyptus.  The name of one, Cush, mean "black" in Hebrew.  Mizraim is the Hebrew word for Egypt.


1. The Book of Abraham: Of  the latter the fact of the large influence (if not identy) of Egyptian religious ideas in Chaldea in the days of Abraham; the descent of the cursed or black race from Cain, the first murderer; their preservation through the flood by the wife of Ham-"Egyptus, which in the Chaldean signifies 'Egypt,' which signifies that which is forbidden," implying that Ham had married into that race which was forbidden to the "sons of God," and were cursed as pertaining to the Priesthood; (B. H. Roberts, Seventy's Course in Theology, 1:, p.162)
 Accortding to true prophets the Mark of Cain involved a black skin, similar to the curse described below:


 21 And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.
 22 And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities.
 23 And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done.
 24 And because of their cursing which was upon them they did become an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey. (2 Ne  5:21-24)