BDB2832 [H2526]

I. חָם proper name, masculine person and location (compare Sabean חם Hal243) — ᵐ5 Ξαμ: —

1. Ham, 2nd son of Noah Gen 5:32; Gen 6:10; Gen 7:13; Gen 9:18 (twice in verse); 1Chr 1:4 called father of Canaan Gen 9:22 and of various peoples Gen 10:1; Gen 10:6; Gen 10:20; 1Chr 1:8, compare מִןחָֿם הַיּשְׁבִים שָׁם 1Chr 4:40 these peoples were inhabitants of southern lands, or related historically or politically to such inhabitants; see כּוּשׁ, כְּנַעַן, מִצְרַיִם, פּוּט, etc.
2. in late Psalms a name (collective) for Egyptians: — ׳אָֽהֳלֵיחֿ Ps 78:51 ׳אֶרֶץחֿ Ps 105:23; Ps 105:27; Ps 106:22 (all || מִצְרַיִם, except Ps 105:27). — On historical significance, and attempts at etymology see DiGen. ed. 6, chap.10, especially pp. 165, 168 f., HomSV i. 427 BuUrg. 323 WiedÄgypt. Geschichte. i. 22.

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