Out of His Belly

And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” (Mark 5:30)

Genesis 9 does not tell us what Ham’s intention was when he “saw the nakedness” of his father, Noah. Did he steal Noah’s robe of authority? Did he sleep with his own mother? Perhaps there is a third solution, based upon clues found elsewhere in Genesis, which combines both these possibilities but offers something new.