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Rahab (râ'hăb), large. 1. A woman of Jericho, who received and concealed two Hebrew spies. In the siege of the city Rahab and her family were spared by the Hebrews from the general massacre of the inhabitants. Joshua 2:1-24; Joshua 6:17-27. She is called "a harlot;" but the proof of her reformation is found in the eminence of her faith. Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25. She subsequently married Salmon, a prince of Judah, and became an ancestress of David, and appears in the genealogy of Christ. Ruth 4:20; Matthew 1:5. 2. Rahab, pride. An appellation for Egypt, designating the insolence and violence of its princes and inhabitants. Psalms 87:4; Psalms 89:10; Isaiah 51:9.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Rahab'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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