Rahab

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Rahab

(rā`hăb), in the Bible. 1 Prostitute of Jericho whose protection of Joshua's two spies saved her and her family from destruction. She may be the same woman mentioned in the Gospel genealogy as Rachab. 2 Dragonlike monster that figures in the mythic primordial battle between God and the sea monster.

Rahab

harlot of Jericho who protected Joshua’s two spies. [O.T.: Joshua 2]

Rahab

conceals two Israelite spies from Jericho authorities. [O.T.: Joshua 2:2–6]
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Rachav is sentenced to the Moon Temple for life for her transgression, but her twin Zaron takes her punishment; only to discover the Queen of the Night's evil threatens everything.
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In treating such characters as Melchizedek, Hagar and Ishmael, Jethro, Rachav, Ruth, Cyrus, and others, Salkin seeks to uphold these ancient figures as role models for contemporary Jewish-gentile relationships, reminding his fellow Jews of the tremendous debt they owe to the gentile world.