Jesus Ancestor, the Prostitute
Whatever Happened To Rahab?
Who was Rahab? She was a woman so honored that her name is included in, what is considered by many as, the 'Faith Hall Of Fame', "By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient". Hebrews 11:31
Yes, she was a prostitute. She probably knew most of the influential men of the town, which is, in my humble opinion, why they didn't search her house. It is obvious they knew the two spies were in her house by this verse: "so the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: "Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land". Joshua 2:3. Yet, they took her word for what she said happened, and was sent off on a wild goose chase. God honors faith wherever it is found. Rahab utters one of the bibles greatest confessions of faith which inducted her into the 'Faith Hall Of Fame', and literally grafted her into the genealogy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: "Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab", Matthew 2:5.
Rahab's confession of faith:
" I know that the Lord has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below." Joshua 2:9-11.
Rahab later married an Israelite, who was one of the sons of Caleb, one of the two spies that she hid. His name was Salma or, Salmon.