Genesis 9:26
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26  And he said, “Blessed be Hashem, The God of Shem; Let Canaan be a slave to them.

va-YO-mer ba-RUKH a-do-NAI e-LO-hay SHAYM vee-HEE kh’-NA-an E-ved LA-mo

כו  וַיֹּאמֶר בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי שֵׁם וִיהִי כְנַעַן עֶבֶד לָמוֹ׃

 9:26   Blessed be Hashem, The God of Shem

Rashi comments that the God of Shem is blessed because He will eventually fulfill His promise to give the Land of Israel to Shem’s descendants. While not recorded explicitly in the verse, Hashem had revealed this plan to Noach, and Noach, in his righteousness, accepted it as fact even before the promise had been made. To bless God means to acknowledge that Hashem is the source of blessing. In this verse, Noach recognizes that Eretz Yisrael is a blessing and a gift, and thanks God for it.

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  • God reestablishes with Noah to multiply and fill the earth. Man was vegetarian before the flood, God now gives man meat to eat, but restricts man from eating blood, which really speaks to the pagan rituals of drinking the blood. Capital Punishment is also given, beginning of human government and the " confusion " of man. When Noah curses Ham, Ham's son Cannan, among the beliefs of the Mormons, Cannan becomes a Black Man, so that the Black race would always be a subservient race, slaves forever. Completely wrong, Man was created equal. Shem lived while Abraham lived, actually for 75yrs after Abram left Hebron,so likely shared what life was before and after the flood. Chpt. 10 The table of nations, ethnic groups. The Scriptures mention Ham and Japheth's lineage, but concentrate on Shem, the bloodline leading to Messiah, given to prove the lineage goes through Abraham, and David, establishing Messiah is the Son of David. Homer= ancient Samarkand, Magog= ancient Sevians, area of Russia. Madai.= Mede's, Javan = Greeks, Mescech = ancient Mescovi.or Modern day Moscow, Tubal.= Tobalec. Tiras.= Asian European Nations. Caucasian= decendants,of Japeth. Ham's son's went south= Africa, Jebusites.Chinese. Cannan down to Cush.father of Nimrod. Nimrod was a great hunter= great hunter of souls. Nimrod was the Leader of Apostacy. Nimrod built Nineveh, established the Babylonian Religion, his mother was called "The Queen of Heaven" he supposedly came from an immaculate conception, born on Dec 25th, was killed by a wild boar, was resurrected 3 day's later. From this comes Easter, celebrating the fertility goddess, and the exchanging of gift's on Dec.25 th.

  • Noah’s Terrible Rainbow
    Noah first saw the rainbow with holy fear, the fear of G-d. The rainbow appeared in the sky and Noah trembled with the realization of the frightening hope it represented. Today many people think of the rainbow is a sign of optimism. Some see the rainbow as a sign that while G-d may have been angry with the world in the past he will never be that angry again. For Noah seeing the rainbow could not have been something that simply produced optimism like this. What did seeing the rainbow mean to Noah? With his trembling there would come joy, but not before there would first be a stubble with grief and depression.

    How was it that the rainbow could have at first meant grief and depression to Noah? Of course we could say that this sign of comfort would have itself stirred up the grief and depression that Noah was already feeling after stepping off of the ark. He had witnessed the destruction of the whole world. He had obeyed G-d in every way. He had kept very busy. Now he had to face the reality of what had happened. How could the sight of the rainbow have made up for that great apocalypse? But the rainbow would have meant something far more than a consolation to Noah.

    The appearance of the rainbow in the sky meant that the ecology of the earth had changed. The waters above and below would no longer be held in tension and suspense. In that first ecology, the waters above and below had been held in a balance, a delicate balance on a colossal scale. It was a delicate balance that might be tipped and the broken and then the whole earth flooded and destroyed, returned almost to the state of the first day of creation. The new ecology that produced the rainbow said that this would never happen again. The rains would come regularly, start and stop, bringing their rainbows. The balance of the waters above and below would never build up again in colossal reservoirs. The earth would never be returned again to nearly its original state.

    Why would knowing this have initially brought grief to Noah? Should not understanding this have brought great relief to him? It would bring relief and joy to him in the end but not at first, not until he understood something else, something more. There was an even greater understanding that he needed than the understanding that the ecology of the earth had been changed and that it would not again be destroyed by water.

    Noah knew well that it had been the corruption and incorrigibility of humankind that had moved G-d to destroy almost all life on the earth. And he knew that the rainbow in the sky was a warning. He knew that unless the human family somehow rose up to follow the prophesied seed of the woman to crush the head of the evil inclination that infected not only the fallen angels but also the human heart what G-d had shown he would do once he would do again, even though next time it would not be by water. Noah knew that the rainbow was a warning concerning this and that the warning was necessary, because he knew that the evil inclination remained alive and well in the human heart. He had already seen it show its face again after the Flood in his own family.

    Noah knew also that he had himself not had the merit to turn the human family from evil to good, and that only the closest members of his family had listened to his preaching. Therefore the rainbow of hope was at first to him a rainbow of grief. Yet after the initial grief and depression he could not but slowly begin to meditate upon the truth that he and the rainbow were one, one sign of hope together.

    He could see that G-d was willing to make a distinction and separation within the human family between the branch that he would save and those branches that he would judge and destroy. He and his close family were living proof of that. G-d was willing to save the corporate whole through the part, by saving a remnant. But if this would be G-d’s final way of saving the human family, then another would have to come with the merit to turn human nature fully to repentance, from evil to good. Perhaps it would be Shem, his most righteous son. If not, it would surely be one of his offspring.

    Noah had already proven to himself that it would not be him who would be able to lead the world to complete repentance and faith in G-d for obedience to him. In any case, he now stood in the role of Adam as the head of the whole human family. If there would be only one branch of the human family, as his own had been before the Flood, who would build a new kind of ark into which all souls could be brought for salvation from the final judgment of G-d upon the world, then he had to get over his grief and depression that he was not this one and realize that the rainbow pointed to one branch of the human family that would be selected, and to one who would be at its head.

    It was through this mediation that Noah’s terrible rainbow could become to him the rainbow of true hope and joy. From how the dove had brought back the olive branch to him when as yet not all the waters had withdrawn from the face of the earth he knew that it had been confirmed to him that there was one land that was special to G-d. He knew that it was for the sake of that land and the branch that G-d would choose to live there and multiply there that the rainbow was put in the sky and that for their sake he and his family had been saved from the Flood. Therefore he blessed his son, Shem, with the inheritance of the land of which the rainbow spoke. For the rainbow would be a terrible sign for Canaan and for all other families which would come from Noah, until they realized finally what he, Noah, realized, that the rainbow was the sign that there would be a chosen family in which a special ark of safety might be found for all the families of the earth whosoever would turn to it and enter in.

    • Noah’s prophetic pronouncements about the developments of his offspring undeniably have had a profound impact on the whole of humanity, especially in a religious sense. I repeat:

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      Noah here blessed YHWH as Shem’s Elohim, the Covenant-God of Israel. Consequently, from the lineage of Shem came forth the first Congregation: The people of Israel. But over time Japheth would dwell in the tents of Shem, accordingly in close connection with the Shem-congregation.

      Now, the nations that in world history witnessed the largest expansion concerning territory, descended from Japheth. To this end, the Greeks and Romans can be counted and all the nations that emerged from the Roman world power, the European nations. From the table of the nations listed in Genesis, chapter 10, it can be inferred that the descendants of Japheth proceeded to inhabit the European continent.

      But how would the Japhethites come to dwell in the tents of Shem?
      That fact was realized by the foundation of the second Congregation in Biblical history: the Christian Congregation, also designated as Yeshua’s Congregational Body of which he himself is the Head:
      <>(Ephesians 1:23).

      However, the Holy Greek Scriptures show that already at an early stage the Gospel was focussed on Europe through the preaching of the apostle Paul (Shaul of the tribe Benjamin) and those who were with him.
      Soon therefore Christian communities arose in Philippi, Thessalonica, Corinth, Rome. It is nevertheless true that Christianity had its roots in Judaism. Again in his Letter to the Ephesians, Shaul would write that the Christians, originating from Heathendom, were once far off:

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      (Eph 2:12-14).

      Consequently, Shaul concludes:
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      (Eph 2:19).

      Thus the Christians, descendents of Japheth, started dwelling in the tents of Shem.

      Conclusion:
      The larger flight which could make the remarkable progress in Europe, is not at all by accident.
      From the days of Noah the Almighty already foresaw that over time things would proceed in that direction. And a lot of Europeans have shared in those fruits, even those who did not actively practice Christianity.

      • Unfortunately, in the previous post some portions did not appear. Hence, an improved version below:

        Noah’s prophetic pronouncements about the developments of his offspring undeniably have had a profound impact on the whole of humanity, especially in a religious sense. I repeat:

        “Cursed be Canaan [a descendant of Ham], let him become a servant of servants to his brothers. And he added: Blessed be YHWH, Shem’s Elohim, and let Canaan become his servant. Let Elohim enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem”.

        Noah here blessed YHWH as Shem’s Elohim, the Covenant-God of Israel. Consequently, from the lineage of Shem came forth the first Congregation: The people of Israel. But over time Japheth would dwell in the tents of Shem, accordingly in close connection with the Shem-congregation.
        Now, the nations that in world history witnessed the largest expansion concerning territory, descended from Japheth. To this end, the Greeks and Romans can be counted and all the nations that emerged from the Roman world power, the European nations. From the table of the nations listed in Genesis, chapter 10, it can be inferred that the descendants of Japheth proceeded to inhabit the European continent.
        But how would the Japhethites come to dwell in the tents of Shem?
        That fact was realized by the foundation of the second Congregation in Biblical history: the Christian Congregation, also designated as Yeshua’s Congregational Body of which he himself is the Head:

        “And He [YHWH Elohim] subjected all things under his feet and gave him Head over all things relating to the Congregation which is his Body, the fullness of him who fills up all things in all”.
        (Ephesians 1:23).

        However, the Holy Greek Scriptures show that already at an early stage the Gospel was focussed on Europe through the preaching of the apostle Paul (Shaul of the tribe Benjamin) and those who were with him.
        Soon therefore Christian communities arose in Philippi, Thessalonica, Corinth, Rome. It is nevertheless true that Christianity had its roots in Judaism. Again in his Letter to the Ephesians, Shaul would write that the Christians, originating from Heathendom, were once far off:

        “Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands, that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisrael and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world. But now in Messiah Yeshua you who once were far off have come to be near in the blood of the Messiah. For he himself is our peace, he who made both [the two congregations] one”.
        (Eph 2:12-14).

        Consequently, Shaul concludes:
        “So you [Christian believers out of the Gentiles] are no longer strangers and alien residents, but fellow citizens of the holy ones [Jewish believers] and members of the household of God”.
        (Eph 2:19).

        Thus the Christians, descendents of Japheth, started dwelling in the tents of Shem.
        Conclusion:
        The larger flight which could make the remarkable progress in Europe, is not at all by accident.
        From the days of Noah the Almighty already foresaw that over time things would proceed in that direction. And a lot of Europeans have shared in those fruits, even those who did not actively practice Christianity.

        For a more detailed explanation of Noah’s prophecy, please see:
        http://schriftstudies.tk/?page=view&thema=10+Studies+in+English&studie=04_God+gave+plenty+of+space+to+Japheth.htm

  • Noach loved Israel because the promise of redemption was already known to him. Even before the covenant had been established by declaration, the holiness befitting a people in covenant with their Creator, was already present in Noach’s life.

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Genesis 9:26

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