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Rahab

[rey-hab] /ˈreɪ hæb/
noun
1.
a harlot of Jericho who gave shelter to the two agents sent by Joshua to spy on the city. Josh. 2.
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name of a Biblical monster, from Hebrew rahab, literally "storming, against, impetuous," from rahabh "he stormed against" (cf. Arabic rahiba "he feared, was alarmed").

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