Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Our Bible story today again made mention of Rahab who hid the spies and kept them safe when it was time for Israel to enter the Promised Land.

In the Psalms and the Prophets, it always seems like Rahab is bad. This has long confused me. So I asked this morning.

Guess what? It's easier than I thought. Rahab was a nickname for Egypt because of mythical stories about the Rahab-beast. So the woman in the line of promise had the name Rahab, but usually when we hear about "Rahab" later in the Bible, it's a reference to Egypt who enslaved God's people. Wow -- I should've asked this question a long time ago!

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