The Secret of Canaan

by Joel Ramshaw (2012)

When reading through the Bible, one of the mysteries we find is that God commanded the Hebrews to annihilate the inhabitants of Canaan, slaying man woman and child without pity. Once Canaan was conquered, the Israelites did not conduct major war campaigns to take over far away lands despite many of those places being no less sinful and rebellious. It is just Canaan that was singled out for complete annihilation. What is the cause for such a severe judgement? The secret lies in Genesis and the Book of Jubilees.

Canaan was the fourth son of Ham. After leaving the ark, Noah one fateful day got drunk off some fermented grapes from his vineyard and passed out in his tent. His son Ham saw this as an opportunity to satisfy his perverted lust and homosexually raped his father Noah (ancient meaning of the term saw his father's nakedness ), when Noah was passed out drunk in the tent. When Noah awoke he immediately “knew what his youngest son had done to him” (Genesis 9:24). Furious at the indignity that Ham had committed against him, Noah released a vicious curse on Ham’s fourth son Canaan:

“And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”(25-27)

Notice that although Ham was the one who had committed the violent perversion, it is his son Canaan to whom Noah put the curse on.

To understand the secret history of the sons of Noah we turn to the Book of Jubilees. Although understood by many Jews to have been inspired by God, this book was so greatly suppressed by the Catholic church that no complete Hebrew, Greek or Latin version survived the suppression. Amazingly and thankfully, all of that all changed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, fifteen scrolls of the Book of Jubilees were discovered preserved in the ancient caves. This is more than any other book of the Bible except for Psalms, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Exodus, and Genesis. As a result, this ancient book was translated and is now once again available to the world!

The Eighth chapter of the Book of Jubilees describes Noah dividing the Earth into three lots, which each of his three sons would draw to determine his portion of the Earth his descendants would possess. Shem was the lucky one, he received the middle area of the Earth. Japheth drew the lot for the Northern latitude of earth, and Ham drew the lot for the south of earth (Africa).

Jubilees 8:10-12, “And it came to pass in the beginning of the thirty-third jubilee [1569 A.M.] that they divided the earth into three parts, for Shem and Ham and Japheth, according to the inheritance of each, in the first year in the first week, when one of us who had been sent, was with them. And he called his sons, and they drew nigh to him, they and their children, and he divided the earth into the lots, which his three sons were to take in possession, and they reached forth their hands, and took the writing out of the bosom of Noah, their father. And there came forth on the writing as Shem's lot the middle of the earth which he should take as an inheritance for himself and for his sons for the generations of eternity. . .  And all that is towards the north is Japheth's, and all that is towards the south belongs to Shem.”

After Shem, Japheth, and Ham received their portion of the Earth, they proceed to each subdivide their  sections to their sons Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Gog, Madai, Javan, Canaan, etc. Canaan received the western side of Africa (Lybia to the Atlantic):

Jubilees 9:1, “And Ham divided amongst his sons, and the first portion came forth for Cush towards the east, and to the west of him for Mizraim, and to the west of him for Put, and to the west of him [and to the west thereof] on the sea for Canaan.”

After dividing the Earth between his descendants, Noah follows by putting a curse on any one of his descendants that seeks to occupy and settle on the portion of land that was not his.

Jubilees 9:14-15, “And thus the sons of Noah divided unto their sons in the presence of Noah their father, and he bound them all by an oath, imprecating a curse on every one that sought to seize the portion which had not fallen (to him) by his lot. And they all said, 'So be it; so be it ' for themselves and their sons for ever throughout their generations till the day of judgment,”

After a little while, Ham took his sons to go occupy each of their territories they had received by lot. Instead of going to his rightful territory in western Africa, Canaan liked the western part of the land of Shem, and so he went ahead and settled his descendants there despite having sworn into the oath and curse which would happen to any son which stole territory that was not given to him. It makes sense that it was attractive to Canaan to settle there. This was “the promised land” “a land flowing with milk and honey.” At that time it was the best land in the entire world although desertification has now taken away much of its natural quality. The land which Canaan settled on is also the most sacred part of the Earth spiritually:

“But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.”


Here is the record in the Book of Jubilees, of how Canaan stole the blessed land from Shem:

Jubilees 10:28-36,
“28 And Ham and his sons went into the land which he was to occupy, which he acquired as his portion
29 in the land of the south. And Canaan saw the land of Lebanon to the river of Egypt, that it was very good, and he went not into the land of his inheritance to the west (that is to) the sea, and he dwelt in the land of Lebanon, eastward and westward from the border of Jordan and from the border
30 of the sea. And Ham, his father, and Cush and Mizraim his brothers said unto him: 'Thou hast settled in a land which is not thine, and which did not fall to us by lot: do not do so; for if thou dost do so, thou and thy sons will fall in the land and (be) accursed through sedition; for by sedition
31 ye have settled, and by sedition will thy children fall, and thou shalt be rooted out for ever. Dwell
32 not in the dwelling of Shem; for to Shem and to his sons did it come by their lot. Cursed art thou, and cursed shalt thou be beyond all the sons of Noah, by the curse by which we bound our-
33 selves by an oath in the presence of the holy judge, and in the presence of Noah our father.' But he did not harken unto them, and dwelt in the land of Lebanon from Hamath to the entering of
34,35 Egypt, he and his sons until this day. And for this reason that land is named Canaan. And Japheth and his sons went towards the sea and dwelt in the land of their portion, and Madai saw the land of the sea and it did not please him, and he begged a (portion) from Ham and Asshur and Arpachshad, his wife's brother, and he dwelt in the land of Media, near to his wife's brother until
36 this day. And he called his dwelling-place, and the dwelling-place of his sons, Media, after the name of their father Madai.”

As a result of this Canaan came under a two-fold curse. The first curse he received when his father Ham homosexually raped Noah who was drunk off of wine from his vineyard. The second curse now came because Canaan had wrongfully settled in the land of Shem, rather than occupy his own territory.

Thus God called Abraham, a descendant of Shem, to come away from Babylon and go to the land promised by God. After being slaves in Egypt, Israel was led out by God to go conquer the land of Canaan “the promised land” which had been stolen, and restore it to descendants of Shem. They were commanded to annihilate all of the inhabitants without mercy, because not only were they exceedingly wicked nations, they also had stolen the land. God was now restoring the land to those who it was given by oath.

A yet further truth is that the descendants of Canaan had committed sexual intercourse with a race of angels "the Watchers." Thus producing a race of giants The Nephilim. (read the Book of Enoch chapter six to understand the Nephilim) Genesis 6 records the fornication with the Watchers as having occured both before AND AFTER the flood.

The twelve spies which entered Canaan to spy it out, immediately noticed that there were Nephilim offspring there (English translations say "giants" but the Hebrew original is "Nephilim")

Numbers 13:33, "And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, which come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."

The spies thus were terrified to enter the promised land because of this hybrid race of giants which lived among the Canaanites. This is yet another reason God commanded the total anhillation of the Canaanites. They had commited perversion with the fallen angels and produced a corrupted race.

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