1. Scan Genesis 9:18-29 again. Notice how many times Canaan is mentioned, even though he wasn't an
actor in the story. Why are the Canaanites so significant to the Israelites? (See Genesis 12:5-7 for an answer.)
2. Remember that we discussed over the last two Sundays how the flood story involves new creation
and new covenant. Why is it important that Noah's sin is caused by another kind of fruit?
3. Regarding the vicious and shocking interpretation that some people believe about the behavior of
Ham toward Noah, why is it important not to make the stories of the Bible worse than they already
are? Read Titus 1:15. Is this verse appropriate for Christians who see so much more ugliness in
the Bible than is actually there? Why or why not?
4. Why is it such a terribly wicked thing to pretend that God has given us the right to abuse people
based on curses in his Word? Read Deuteronomy 32:34-36 and Romans 12:19-20. What is God's clear
command about taking vengeance on our enemies?