Water Wheels on Orontes River for Irrigation After the Ice Age the Norias of Hama Syria Land of Ham’s Son Canaan


Hama in far west central Syria (a few dozen miles north of the Lebanese border) was named for Noah’s son Ham, who was the father of Canaan the founder of Hama (if not by Ham himself), that land which according to the Book of Jubilees was intended early-on for Heber and later Abraham, yet Canaan the disobedient one took the land later regained by Joshua a thousand years later. The city was built on the Orontes river which flows northward eventually into the far northeastern corner of the Mediterranean sea, that river on which the great water wheels, the norias, were not built until the Ice Age had ended during the time of the Judges in Israel.