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In Genesis 4:22 it is written,

"Tubal -Cain's sister was Naamah"

I am trying to establish if the Quote below (found on the internet) has any truth to it, and also who was Naamah mentioned in Genesis 4:22? who was her husband? and what became of her after Genesis 4:22?

Ham was persuaded by his consort Naamah, to practice ritual murder and cannibalism and the word "cannibalism" comes from Canaan and the demon god Baal. Eustace Mullins, The Curse of Canaan p. 12 (1987). By eating fair-skinned persons, he was told, his descendants would regain their superior qualities. Eustace Mullins, The Curse of Canaan p. 11 (1987).

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It appears this author is making up everything in the quotes you've provided, at least as far as the text of the bible goes.

  • Naamah is not mentioned beyond Genesis 4.
  • Ham's wife is not named.
  • No text says Ham committed cannibalism.
  • The word 'cannibal' is an English corruption of the Spanish name of a tribe of American natives, whom Spanish settlers claimed ate humans; connecting it to 'Canaan' and 'Baal' is historically untrue.
  • The claim that Ham ate 'fair-skinned' people seems related to the interpretation of Genesis that arose in America to justify slavery of African peoples.
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About the last point - the truth is that the idea that Canaan was black long preceded black slavery in America. It is already put forward in the Midrash Bereshit Rabba 36:7 as can be seen here in the Hebrew: daat.co.il/daat/tanach/raba1/36.htm –  Jewels Apr 29 '14 at 11:46
Also, the Midrash in Breshit Rabba 23:3 mentions an opinion that Naama was Noach's wife: daat.co.il/daat/tanach/raba1/23.htm –  Jewels Apr 29 '14 at 11:51
Also, the name Naamah means "pleasant" - not the kind of name I would associate with a cannibal. –  Bruce James Jul 21 '14 at 21:17
@BruceJames,I feel that you have missed the 'point' of my question in which i stated "I am trying to establish if the Quote below (found on the internet) has any TRUTH to it." Please understand,I did not post the 'assumption' concerning Naamah;on the internet.Your down-vote and comment have left me feeling that the intention of my question was to 'ridicule' my Jewish brothers and sisters.This was not my intention.One could ask this question," Was Paul crucified up-side down?" (as some people believe) to find if there is a truth that Paul was crucified in this way. –  Bagpipes Jul 22 '14 at 10:35
@bagpipes -- I was just giving you another reason to believe that there is no basis for the quoted material to raise its conclusions. –  Bruce James Jul 22 '14 at 15:39

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