Genesis 9:18-29

 |  March 21, 2018

Gen. 9:18-29

  1. Locate the passage

This pericope records the history of Noah and his sons after disembarking from the ark.  It covers the final 349 years of Noah’s life.

  1. Genre

The passage is narrative. The only conversation is from Noah regarding the judgment on Ham and the blessing on Shem and Japheth.

  1. Determine the structure of the passage

9:18-20 – Noah’s sons repopulate the earth

9:21-23 – Noah’s intoxication and Ham’s foolishness

9:24-27 – Noah’s curses and blessings

9:28-29 – The end of Noah’s life

  1. Exegete the passage

The flood did not eradicate sin; it just judged sinners.  Noah’s 3 sons began to fulfill the Lord’s command to repopulate the earth (9:7).

9:19 – The earth was “populated”

9:19 – Noah became a “farmer”

9:19 – It is not specified how much time passed.  But enough time passed for Noah to      plant a vineyard, the grapes to grow, harvest the vineyard, and make wine.

9:22 – Ham … saw the nakedness of his father

9:23-24 – Shem and Japheth took a garment

9:25 – this is the first occasion in Scripture of a person uttering a curse

9:25 – “Cursed”

9:25 – The Curse of Canaan

9:28-29 – a sad and somewhat quiet end to Noah’s life.

  1. Let the structure of the text drive the sermon

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