EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
Verse 22. Land of Ham. Egypt is called the land of Ham, or rather Cham, ~x, because it was peopled by Mizraim, the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah. Plutarch (De Iside and Osiride) informs us, that the Egyptians called their country Chmia, Chemia; and the Copts give it the name of Chmi, Chemi, to the present day. --Comprehensive Bible.