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In the New Testamentshe is lauded both as an example of a saint who lived by faith and as someone "considered righteous " for her works. Matthew's genealogy records her as one of the ancestors of Jesus. Josephus mentions that Rahab kept an inn but is silent as to whether merely renting out rooms was her only source of income. Indeed, as Robert Boling notes, such an establishment might have represented an ideal location for spies to gather intelligence.
Lyons observed that biblical interpreters have viewed Rahab as a model of hospitality Prostitute in Assis, mercy Prostitute in Assis, faith, patienceand repentance in her interaction with Joshua's spies. Thus the harlot of Jericho became a paragon of virtue. According to the book Prostitute in Assis Joshua,  when the Hebrews were encamped at Shittimin the "Arabah" or Jordan valley opposite Jerichoready to cross the river, Joshuaas a final preparation, sent out Prostitute in Kontcha spies to investigate the military strength of Jericho.
The spies stayed in Rahab's house, which was built into the city wall. The soldiers sent to capture the spies asked Rahab to bring out the spies.
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When the city of Jericho fell,  Rahab and her whole family were preserved according to the promise of the spies, and were incorporated among the Jewish people. In siege warfare of antiquity, a city that fell after a prolonged siege was commonly subjected to a massacre and sack. Michael Coogan claims the book of Joshua, more than any other book of the Bible, contains short etiological narratives Prostitute in Assis explain the origins of religious rituals, topographical features, genealogical relationships, and other aspects of ancient Israelite life, and that the legend of Rahab is such an example.
The story of Rahab would therefore provide an answer as to Prostitute in Assis a Canaanite group became part of Israel in spite of the Deuteronomistic injunction to kill all Canaanites and not to intermarry with them.
In the midrash, Rahab is named as one of the four most beautiful women the world has ever known, along with Sarah, Abigail, and Esther. In the Babylonian Talmud, anyone who mentions Rahab's name immediately lusts after her, and according to one Rabbi the mere invocation of her name may even cause the person to have an orgasm Megillah 15a. Rahab is said to have converted at the age of 50 and repented according to three sins, saying:. Master of the Universe! I have sinned with three things [with my eye, my thigh, and my stomach].
By the merit Prostitute in Assis three things pardon me: A similar tradition has Rahab declaring, "Pardon me by merit of the rope, the window, and the flaxen [the stalks of flax under which she concealed the spies]. The Prostitute in Assis viewed Rahab as a worthy convert to Judaism, and attested that Rahab married Joshua following her conversion; their descendants included the prophets Jeremiah, Hilkiah, Seraiah, Mahseiah, and Baruch, and the prophetess Hulda, although there is no report in the book of Joshua of the leader marrying anyone, or having any family life.
She married Salmon of the tribe of Judah and was the mother of Boaz. Most other English Bibles transcribe her name as Rahabsuggesting an attempt to differentiate between the figures. At least one apologist has argued that linguistic and textual evidence Prostitute in Assis that the two women were not the same.
This article Prostitute in Assis text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George Prostitute in Assis Bible Dictionary New and revised ed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Rahab disambiguation. Joshuavol 6. The Return of the Chaos Monsters: And Other Backstories of the Bible. Phillips, Rahab and Ruth: Retrieved from " https: Views Read Edit View history.
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