His company was named Rahab and Endor, apparently after two controversial women of scripture.
All the inhabitants were killed except Rahab and her relatives.
Why did he like that little adventuress, that white china Rahab?
Do you not know that it was a woman, even Rahab, who saved the spies sent out from Shittem to view the land of promise?
Art thou not it that cut Rahab in pieces, That pierced the dragon?
There are enough of Rahab's profession in euery place; a man may finde a greate many more then a good sorte.
If we ask, How could Rahab have such a faith and yet be a harlot?
Like many other ladies of easy virtue, or no virtue at all, Rahab was piously inclined.
Is it not thou that didst cut Rahab in pieces, that didst pierce the monster?
Two spies are sent to Jericho, who are received and concealed by Rahab.
name of a Biblical monster, from Hebrew rahab, literally "storming, against, impetuous," from rahabh "he stormed against" (cf. Arabic rahiba "he feared, was alarmed").
insolence; pride, a poetical name applied to Egypt in Ps. 87:4; 89:10; Isa. 51:9, as "the proud one." Rahab, (Heb. Rahab; i.e., "broad," "large"). When the Hebrews were encamped at Shittim, in the "Arabah" or Jordan valley opposite Jericho, ready to cross the river, Joshua, as a final preparation, sent out two spies to "spy the land." After five days they returned, having swum across the river, which at this season, the month Abib, overflowed its banks from the melting of the snow on Lebanon. The spies reported how it had fared with them (Josh. 2:1-7). They had been exposed to danger in Jericho, and had been saved by the fidelity of Rahab the harlot, to whose house they had gone for protection. When the city of Jericho fell (6:17-25), Rahab and her whole family were preserved according to the promise of the spies, and were incorporated among the Jewish people. She afterwards became the wife of Salmon, a prince of the tribe of Judah (Ruth 4:21; 1 Chr. 2:11; Matt. 1:5). "Rahab's being asked to bring out the spies to the soldiers (Josh. 2:3) sent for them, is in strict keeping with Eastern manners, which would not permit any man to enter a woman's house without her permission. The fact of her covering the spies with bundles of flax which lay on her house-roof (2:6) is an 'undesigned coincidence' which strictly corroborates the narrative. It was the time of the barley harvest, and flax and barley are ripe at the same time in the Jordan valley, so that the bundles of flax stalks might have been expected to be drying just then" (Geikie's Hours, etc., ii., 390).