who was rahab in the Bible?

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  • Mark
    Lv 5
    10 months ago
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    Rahab, a harlot of the pagan city of Jericho, displayed a right heart toward Jehovah and acted to assist the Israelite spies sent out by Joshua. For her faith, and works in harmony therewith, her life was spared. She later joined in honorable marriage with Salmon of the tribe of Judah and became an ancestress of Jesus Christ.​—Jos chap 2; 6:22-25; Mt 1:1, 5; Jas 2:25.

    When Rahab realized that Jericho was doomed, she told the two Israelite spies that the city was paralyzed with fear of the advancing Israelites. She hid the spies and asked them to swear to her that she and her whole family would be preserved when Jericho was conquered. The spies instructed Rahab to congregate her family inside her house, situated on the city wall. Leaving the house would mean destruction with the rest of the city. 

    When the walls of Jericho fell flat Miraculously, though, the crumbling of the city wall stopped at Rahab’s house. Joshua ordered the two spies: “Go into the house of the woman, the prostitute, and bring out of there the woman and all who belong to her, just as you have sworn to her.” (Josh. 6:22) All in Rahab’s house were saved.

    Source(s): Holy Bible To learn more about this please visit www.jw.org
  • 10 months ago

    Thank you Mark for your answer and for every other person that answered correctly.

  • 10 months ago

    She was a prostitute of Jericho who became a worshiper of God. In the spring of 1473 B.C.E., two Israelite spies came into Jericho and took up lodging at Rahab’s home. Please read Jos. 2:1, it says And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. Rahab learned about God and his deeds in behalf of Israel touched a responsive chord in her heart and caused her to have faith in him.​ God rewarded Rahab in a number of ways. For one thing, he miraculously spared her life and the lives of all who sought refuge in her home​—namely, “the household of her father and all who belonged to her.” Then he allowed these ones to dwell “in the midst of Israel,” where they were to be treated as natives.

  • 10 months ago

    And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

    Joshua:6:25

    By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

    Hebrews:11:31

    Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

    James:2:25

    Ans: Rahab the harlot who had faith.

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  • 10 months ago

    Harlot from Jericho that helped the Israeli spies to plan for the attack on the city.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

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    • Arimatthewdavies
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Exactly how can you give yourself best answer? What other accounts do you accuse me of owning? Please by all means report any account that you think belongs to me other than the one that has my real name on it!

  • 10 months ago

    She was a brothel person prostitute. And she gave refuge to some Jewish spies. In the city of Jericho. And in exchange for being given refuge while spying out the city of Jericho. The man promised to keep the woman and her family safe when the Jews invaded Jericho.

    She had to hang a pink cord out the window and bring her family into that one room that had the pink cord hanging out the window.

    And the man promised that that one room would not be harmed.

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