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1)

Why does the Torah see fit to mention here, the fact that Cham was the father of Kena'an?

1.

Rashi: Because the Parshah is about to record the episode of Noach's drunkenness, in which his son Cham, sinned, as a result of which his son Kena'an would be cursed. Had the Torah not informed us first, we would not have known who Kena'an was. 1

2.

Seforno: To explain Cham's behavior (in the forthcoming Parshah); the Torah is telling us that Cham's characteristics resembled those of the infamous Kena'anim


1

This answer is problematic however, seeing as the Torah repeats the fact that Cham was Kena'an's father (9:22) before he was cursed. So why mention it here?

2

Whose explanation Ramban rejects. Also refer to 9:22:1:5.

3

When the Torah writes that "Noach knew what his youngest son had done" (9:24), it refers to the youngest son of Cham, who was mentioned two Pesukim earlier.

4

The Ramban himself cites 9:22, leaving us with the question that we posed on Rashi (above, note 1).

5

According to Ramban; refer to 6:10:2:1; also refer to 10:21:3.3.

6

The Torah only mentions him last (Bereishis 10:6) because he was cursed.

7

Had he cursed Cham, that would have included any children that he may (or may not) have fathered from now on, but not Kena'an, who was already born.

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