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1)

Who was the "small son" whose deed Noach realized when he became sober?

1.

Rashi: Cham, who was the smallest (in his behavior), the most contemptible of his children.

2.

Seforno: This refers to Kena'an, the youngest of his grandchildren. 1

3.

Moshav Zekenim: It is Kena'an, the youngest son of the one mentioned above (Cham).


1

Refer to 9:22:1:4.

2)

Rashi writes: "... his rejected, insignificant son." Why did Rashi not interpret the verse literally, that Cham was the youngest of Noach's children?

1.

Mizrachi: Cham was in fact older than Yefes. 1

2.

Gur Aryeh: In the next Perek (10:11), it is clear that Yefes was the eldest [and Cham was in fact the youngest]! Rather, Rashi does not interpret literally here, because that fact is irrelevant in the context of this verse.


1

See Rashi to 5:32, and Gur Aryeh here, regarding the order in which the three sons are usually listed. Refer to 10:21:3.3 for the order and ages of the three sons of Noach, according to Mizrachi and Gur Aryeh.

3)

רש"י: הפסול והבזוי: למה לא פירש כמשמעו שהוא קטן הבנים?

1.

רא"ם: חם היה גדול מיפת (עי' לעיל ה,ל). 1

2.

גור אריה: לקמ' (י,כא) מבואר שחם הוא אכן הקטן, אך לא היה לפסוק לכתוב זאת כאן, ולכן פירש רש"י שזה לשון בזיון.


1

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