Asked in Needs a Topic
Needs a Topic
Was Rahab the first prostitute?
What does rahab mean?
Asked in New Testament
What two New Testament epistles speak of the righteousness of the prostitute Rahab?
Asked in The Bible
Why is Rahab in the bible so special?
Rahab was a prostitute that lived in Jericho and helped Joshua's spies to escape being found by the king of Jericho. They promised to spare her and her family's life for her help, and followed through on this promise before destroying the rest of Jericho. Rahab is especially important, however, because she is one of Jesus' ancestors.
Asked in Bible Statistics and History
Is Rahab in Joshua the same as the Rahab who was Boaz mother?
Asked in New Testament
Who is the harlot of Jericho that is found in the genealogy of Jesus?
What is the greek meaning of rachab?
Asked in King David
Who was Rahab to king David?
Rahab was a prostitute who hid the spies sent by Israel to spy out Jericho so that they would not be killed. She hid them during a search made of her house and then let them down out her window outside the city wall so they could escape. She and her family were granted immunity when it came to Israel destroying the city of Jericho. She was remembered throughout history as having been a friend to Israel. She was also David's great-great grandmother.
Asked in Old Testament
How long did it take the spies to return to rahab?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
What was rahab famous for?
Rahab is a biblical figure. Her story is found in the Old Testmament of the standard Christian Bible, Joshua 2. During the time that the Children of Israel were conquering Jericho, Rahab, a prostitute, took two spies into her house. She courageously hid and protected them from her king allowing them to escape back to Joshua to make a report of the land and defenses. She did this because she believed in the power of God. She wanted to save her family from death and destruction and thus put herself at great risk. Because of what she did for the two spies and God's people--the children of Israel--Rahab was important enough to be one of only four women mentioned in the New Testament ancestry of Jesus in Matthew 1.
Is the Rahab that helped Joshua the same Rahab mentioned in the lineage of Christ?
In the Bible, her name was 'Rahab'. At Joshua chapters 2 through 6, Rahab was instrumental in helping the Israelites in their conquest of Jericho. She hid the two spies that Joshua had sent to spy out the land. And yes, she is the same Rahab mentioned in the lineage of Jesus Christ. Interestingly, Rahab and Bath-sheba were the not Israelite women, but they purified themselves and became Hebrew by marriage. Jesus' earthly mother Mary was the only Jewish woman mentioned in the Bible as an ancestress.