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Rahab

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Operated an inn located in the walls of the city of Jericho. When Joshua sent two spies to survey Jericho in anticipation of the Israelites’ impending invasion of Canaan, they stayed at her inn. When the Canaanites got wind of the spies whereabouts, she hid them on her rooftop and sent the Canaanites on a wild goose chase. In return, the Israelites spared her and her family. According to the Midrash, she later converted to Judaism and married Joshua.

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Entry for 'Rahab'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/r/rahab.html. 2012.

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