Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
To spy secretly
Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers’ tribes, every one a leader among them.”
So the sons of Dan sent from their family five men out of their whole number,
valiant men from Zorah and Eshtaol, to spy out the land and to search it; and they said to them, “Go, search the land.” And they came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.
“ Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
For this you know with certainty, that
no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal
they observed the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho.
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.
The city shall be
under the ban, it and all that is in it belongs to the Lord; only Rahab the harlot and all who are with her in the house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.
Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.
Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.
In the same way, was not
Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?