Bible Study

The Sons of Noah

Genesis 9:18-29

1. From this story, what is your impression of Noah? Of his sons? How does this compare with the image presented in Genesis 6:8–10?
2. What do these contrasting images imply about children respecting parents? About righteousness? (Does “righteous” mean sinless?)
3. What does Noah's prophetic curse mean for his three sons? For the people of Israel descended through Shem? (Note: The Lord is the “God of Shem.”)
4. What's the point of including this story in Genesis? Why did Noah curse Canaan for his father's actions? How has your life been affected by the mistakes of your parents? By the successes of your parents? 

Bible Reference: 
Genesis 9