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Who is Rahab?

Rahab, was, according to the Book of Joshua, a prostitute who lived in Jericho in the Promised Land and assisted the Israelites in capturing the city. She became a figure of fascination to the writers of the New Testament, where she is reckoned among the ancestors of Jesus, and is lauded as an example of living by faith, while being justified by her works.


Rahab is a video game character in the Legacy of Kain series. He was voiced by Neil Ross. In the early stages of production, the vampires who were part of his clan were known as the 'Aluka'.


  1. "Rahab" is a book by Francine Rivers.
    • also known as "Rahab (Atrevida)"
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: Religion, Christianity, The Bible
  2. "Rahab" is a book by Waldo Frank.


Rahab m.n. is used in the Hebrew Bible to indicate rage, fierceness, insolence, pride. Rahab is the emblematic name of Egypt and is also spoken of with the sea. In mediaeval Jewish folklore, Rahab is a mythical sea monster.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rahab

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Google previewThe Biography of Ancient Israel (2002)

National Narratives in the Bible by Ilana Pardes

Rahab is a key figure in the drama.

Google previewThe Curse of Canaan Rightly Interpreted, and Kindred Topics: Three Lectures, Etc (1862)

by Cornelius H. EDGAR

Rahab is an enigmatical name, given to Egypt by the Prophet Isaiah. * * * The conversion of Cush, or Ethiopia, had already been foretold by David. * * * Babylon is named onstead of Assyria. * * * The idea of regeneration, or spiritual birth, ...

Google previewThe Fruit of Her Hands (2007)

A Psychology of Biblical Woman by Matthew B. Schwartz, Kalman J. Kaplan

Rahab is an outsider, ...

Google previewYouth Ministry (2012)

A multifaceted approach by Sally Nash

Rahab is a prostitute but helps God's people and ...

Google previewCreation and Chaos in the Primeval Era and the Eschaton (2006)

A Religio-Historical Study of Genesis 1 and Revelation 12 by Hermann Gunkel, Heinrich Zimmern

Rahab is a monster who is killed at creation, or, more precisely, before the creation, since v. 11 stands before v.

Google previewHastings' Dictionary of the Bible (2015)

by Hastings, James

1:5 Rahab is mentioned in the genealogy of our Lord. 2.A name for the Dragon, appliedalsoto Egypt.This name isnot the sameas that just considered , ...

Google previewThe Dictionary Of The Bible (1995)

by John L. Mckenzie

Hb rahab, a mythological being; the etymology "the stormer" has been suggested . Rahab seems clearly to be associated or identified with the monster of chaos which is slain by the creative deity in ancient Semitic myths of creation*. In the OT ...

Google previewHolman Concise Bible Dictionary (2011)

by Holman Bible Staff

RAHAB 522 was able to spread rapidly to the Gentile world to encompass persons of all races. Divisions and prejudice based on race are unacceptable for Christians. RAHAB (arrogant, raging, turbulent, afflicter) (1) Primeval sea monster ...

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Rahab Meaning

Video shows what Rahab means. A prostitute of Jericho who, in the Torah, helped Israelite spies.. Rahab Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

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Scrabble value of R1A1H4A1B3

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