Race Fact #36: How many races are in the Bible?

Noah had three sons: “The sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth” (Genesis 9.18, NRSV).  It has been argued erroneously that Ham represents the socially colored black race, Shem the socially colored brown race and Japheth the socially colored white race.  But, what are we to do with the socially colored red/ yellow/ beige races?  Noah had three sons. …

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