The biblical name Abraham is said to mean “father of nations” and that for Ham is said to be “burnt” or “black”. What I don’t yet understand is how the former was arrived at given the similarity of the spelling in Hebrew of ham in both names.
Hebrew is written from right to left
Aren’t the meanings of words derivable from their roots?
I don’t yet know much about linguistics but am I not seeing a racist attempt to give Ham a bad name in order to hang him?
Why is the name HAM not said to mean NATION or MULTITUDE?
The reason is that the Amorites have been extremely dubious and used those fictitious names to tell lies. Abraham is actually Oduduwa and Ham is Iwa.