Genesis 9:20–27 – Current Critical Questions concerning the “Curse of Ham”
Robertson is convinced that a reexamination of the so-called curse of Ham as found in Genesis 9:20-27 is needed. Too often there is a readiness to interpret this passage in a manner that denigrates the black man and displays racist prejudice. The article examines three important questions. "What was the sin of Ham?," "Why was Ham's son rather than Ham himself cursed?," and "Is this passage to be interpreted in a politico-ethnic context or in a redemptive-historical context?"