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No Name Woman: Noah's Wife and Heterosexual Incestuous Relations in Genesis 9:18-29

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dc.contributor.author Blackmer, Corinne
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-08T13:27:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-08T13:27:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Blackmer C. E. No Name Woman: Noah's Wife and Heterosexual Incestuous Relations in Genesis 9:18-29 / Corinne E. Blackmer // Judaica Ukrainica : Annual Journal of Jewish Studies. - 2012. - Vol. 1. - P. 29-46. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2305-4034
dc.identifier.uri http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/15148
dc.description.abstract The terse story of Noah and Ham has puzzled scholars since antiquity. While most critics have argued that castration, homosexual paternal incest, or voyeurism explain why Noah pronounces the severe curse of permanent servitude on Ham’s son, Canaan, this article shows that the preponderance of evidence makes clear that Ham’s offense is heterosexual maternal incest. Ham has sex with his mother, Noah’s wife, after Noah loses consciousness from wine. Ham brags about what he has done to his brothers, because he has displaced his father, become the patriarch, and, ironically, fulfilled the injunction to “be fruitful and multiply”. Canaan is cursed because he is the product of this illicit union. Noah’s wife, who should have an individual name and identity that comports with her stature as the second mother of creation, is buried under indirect language of “the nakedness of the father” that at once disguises and draws attention to her unspeakable importance in this story. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Noah en_US
dc.subject Ham en_US
dc.subject Noah’s Wife en_US
dc.subject heterosexual incestuous relations en_US
dc.subject Genesis en_US
dc.subject incest en_US
dc.subject Canaan en_US
dc.subject Bible study en_US
dc.subject Bible en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.title No Name Woman: Noah's Wife and Heterosexual Incestuous Relations in Genesis 9:18-29 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.status first published en_US
dc.relation.source Judaica Ukrainica : Annual Journal of Jewish Studies. - 2012. - Vol. 1 en_US


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