1 The harlot who sheltered Joshua’s men when they came to spy on Jericho (Josh 2). She helped Joshua’s men to escape in return for a promise that she and her family would be spared when the Israelites returned to conquer. In the NT, Rahab is cited as a heroine of faith (Heb 11:31) and of righteous works (Jas 2:25), and she is included in Jesus’s ancestry by Matthew (Matt 1:5). 2 The mythical chaos dragon whom God killed in battle, making an orderly creation possible (Isa 51:9; Ps 89:10). 3 A pejorative name for Egypt (Ps 87:4; Isa 30:7).
Spies Sent to Jericho
1Then Joshua son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” So they went, and en ... View more
31By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.
25Likewise, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another road?
5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,
9Awake, awake, put on strength,
O arm of the Lord!
Awake, as in days of old,
the generations of long ago!
Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces,
who pierced th ... View more
10You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
4Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;
Philistia too, and Tyre, with Ethiopia —
“This one was born there,” they say.
7For Egypt's help is worthless and empty,
therefore I have called her,
“Rahab who sits still.”