Joshua 2, Rahab the Harlot
Vs 1 Joshua sends 2 spies,
Vs 1b, Rahab the Harlot
So to begin let’s read the chapter in its entirety but as we read let’s look for numbers and symbols and theme that sound familiar. Also, lets’ ask some questions and we answer them later.
Read 2:1 -24
What are some of the things that jump out at you?
Vs 2 -3 The king of Jericho finds out and confronts Rahab.
2 spies, 3 days, why Jericho?, Was Rahab really a harlot?, Why go to a harlots house?, What was the 2 spies mission & were they successful, What is flax?, Is it ok to lie?
Vs 4 -6 Rehabs tall tale
FLAX (פֵּשֶׁת, pesheth). A plant whose stalk and fibers were used for spinning (Hos 2:5–9; Prov 31:13), producing rope (Judg 15:14), and creating garments of linen (Deut 22:11; Jer 13:1; Ezek 44:17). For more information on uses of flax, see these articles: Spinning; Weaving; Clothing