Rahab saved from death, Joshua 6:22-25

Rahab was rescued from death because she believed in the God of the Israelites who were attacking the city of Jericho. After saving the lives of the spies Joshua had sent to spy out the city, she put a scarlet cord out of her window which was on the side of the city wall to mark the place where she, her father, mother and brothers were so that they could be saved as promised by the spies.

Rahab married Nashon, a leader of the people of Judah, and they had a son whom they called Salmon also known as Salma or Sala. He was a cousin of Caleb. Rahab is especially mentioned in several places in the Bible – see Matthew 1:5; Luke 3:32; Ruth 4:21; 1 Chronicles 2:10-12.

Rahab is in Jesus’ family tree as the great-grandmother of King David.

Rahab’s name means: large and may be based on the poetic and symbolic name for Egypt.

Background Reading:

Rahab saved

6:22 Joshua told the two men who had scouted the land, “Go into the prostitute’s home and bring her out of it, along with everyone who is with her, just as you promised her.” 23 So the young men who had been scouts went in and brought Rahab out, along with her father, her mother, her brothers, and everyone else who was with her. They brought her entire family out and set them outside the camp of Israel. 24 Then the army set fire to the city and to everything in it, except that they reserved the silver, gold, and vessels of bronze and iron for the treasury of the LORD. 25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, along with her family and everyone who was with her. Her family has lived in Israel ever since, because she hid the scouts whom Joshua sent to observe Jericho.
Joshua 6:22-25


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