Rachav

Synonyms:
Rahab, ra-KHAV, רָחָב
Rahab (Wikipedia)
Rahab (center) in James Tissot's The Harlot of Jericho and the Two Spies.

Rahab (/ˈrhæb/;Hebrew: רָחָב, Modern: Raẖav, Tiberian: Rāḥāḇ, "broad," "large." Arabic: رحاب, a vast space of a land) was, according to the Book of Joshua, a woman who lived in Jericho in the Promised Land and assisted the Israelites in capturing the city by betraying her people (Joshua 2:1-24). In the New Testament, she is lauded both as an example of a saint who lived by faith, and as someone "considered righteous" for her works.

Although the King James Version renders the name as Rachab in Matthew 1:5, most modern versions render it as Rahab instead. Matthew's genealogy records her as one of the ancestors of Jesus.

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