The controversy I referred begins in Chapter 9 of Genesis. (Gen. 9:18-27 and continues thru Gen. 10:1-20).
Noah had three sons (who came out of the Ark): Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham was the youngest. It says Ham was the father of Canaan. (Which is
(Gen. 9:19) "These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth."
The controversy has to do with a curse Noah made on Ham. (See Gen. 9:20-27.) In short, Noah planted vinyards and had a lot of fine wine. One night he
partook of that Jesus Juice (as MJ likes to call it) and he passed out in his tent buck naked. "Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's
nakedness and told his two brothers outside." They closed their eyes, backed into the tent and covered their old man up.
(Gen. 24-27) "When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves
will he be to his brothers." He also said, "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend the territory of
Japheth; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave."
It's important to note: all the people - scattered over the earth came from these three guys. Chapter 10 discusses The Hamites and where they spread
to. Ham's son Mizraim and his people spread to Egypt. Egypt is of course, Africa. Although Ham was the father of Canaan/Palestine it is possible his
Mizraim's people migrated down into Africa. Ham's son Canaan may have also taken his people (Sinites) into the Sinai (between Egypt and Israel) -
that's just my guess (Sinites-Sinai?)
Anyway, Noah did
curse Ham for all time to be the slaves of his brothers. People have wrongly or rightly assigned the black race to Ham because
of that (their history of being enslaved). I'm not saying it's true or not, because I truly have no idea. But this is the crux of the argument and
where you can find it.
A curse could certainly explain the unending plight of the Palestinians, but it could also explain why blacks have had such a tremendously difficult
existence on planet earth. The question is whether or not you accept the biblical account, whether you believe in curses and whether or not you
believe Ham is the father of the black race, as well as the Palestinian race.
Wanted to get back to you on your question: Jesus' lineage is traced back to David and to Abraham, the father of the Jews in the beginning of the
book of Matthew. (Matt. 1:1-17.) Other references: Ruth 4:18-22; I Chronicles 3:10-17; Luke 3:23-38.