Rahab the Person
Household of Rahab
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Canaanite prostitute who aided Israelite spies in Jericho. As a result of her belief in the God of Israel, she and her family were spared during Joshua’s conquest of Jericho. Included in Jesus’ genealogy and praised in the New Testament for her faith and her actions.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rahab (Person). Heroine of the battle of Jericho (Jos 2–6). Soon after Moses’ death, God told Joshua that he and the people were to cross the Jordan and occupy the land of promise. Before the crossing, however, Joshua sent two spies into the land to reconnoiter the opposition, in particular the fortified
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. [Heb. rāḥāḇ; Gk. Rhaab, Rhachab] (Josh. 2:1, 3; 6:17, 23, 25; Mt. 1:5; He. 11:31; Jas. 2:25); AV also RACHAB (Mt. 1:5). The prostitute in Jericho who sheltered Israelite spies.Rahab is featured in the initial episode of Israel’s conquest of Jericho (Josh. 2–6). In this story (2:1–24) Joshua dispatches
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
RAHAB (Person) Heroine of the battle of Jericho (Jos 2–6). Soon after Moses’ death, God told Joshua that he and the people were to cross the Jordan and occupy the land of promise. Before the crossing, however, Joshua sent two spies into the land to reconnoiter the opposition, in particular the fortified
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rahab (ray´hab).1 The prostitute who sheltered Joshua’s men when they came to spy on Jericho (Josh. 2). She defied the orders of the king of Jericho, misdirected the king’s men, and then helped Joshua’s men escape from Jericho by climbing down a rope from her home, which was built against the city wall.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
RAHAB1. The name (Heb. rahab) of a sea monster, used as a figurative expression for pride, as in Job 9:13; 26:12 (ASV, RSV). Elsewhere it is a symbolic name for Egypt, proud, boasting, pierced with divine judgments, as in Ps 87:4; 89:10; Isa 30:7 (ASV, RSV); 51:9. See N. K. Kiessling, “Antecedents of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
RAHAB (Heb. rāḥāḇ, possibly connected with root rḥb, ‘broad’). A harlot who lived in a house which formed part of the town wall of Late Bronze Age Jericho. Joshua’s two spies lodged with her. When they were pursued she hid them under drying stalks of flax on the roof. The pursuers were sent off
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
RAHAB1. A Canaanite woman and harlot from the city of Jericho who hid two of Joshua’s spies at the time of the conquest of Canaan (Josh 2:1–7; 6:17, 23–25). Rahab recognized the Lord’s power and demanded from the spies the promise that she and her family would be spared when the Israelites conquered
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ra´hab, or Ra´chab (wide), a celebrated woman of Jericho, who received the spies sent by Joshua to spy out the land, hid them in her house from the pursuit of her countrymen, was saved with all her family when the Israelites sacked the city, and became the wife of Salmon and the ancestress of the Messiah.