I was reading the Amplified Bible & was surprised to discover that “the land of Ham” is in fact referring to the land of Egypt. This is interesting because of the following observations…
Remember the 3 sons of Noah – Shem, Ham & Japheth?
One day our friend Ham was passing by his father Noah’s tent when he discovered Noah drunk & lying stark naked in his tent. The more prudent Shem & Japheth sought to protect the dignity & reputation of Noah, but undiscerning Ham chose to broadcast his father's shame. For his folly, Noah cursed Ham, saying he shall be a slave unto his brothers.
Now, Ham was cursed to be a slave. And as we know, Egypt was known as a land of slavery b'coz the Israelites were bound as slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt for 400 years.
Isn't it interesting to note then, that Ham was cursed to be a slave, and the land in which he lives is known as a land of slavery?
Therefore, the way we treat others is a reflection of how we’ve been treated. We perceive our surroundings from the eyes of our experiences.