Rahab (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Women in the Bible

Read Joshua 2; 6:22-25

  • During the time of Joshua, Rahab protected two Israelite spies.
  • Where was her house located? (Joshua 2:1,15)
  • Just before the battle of Jericho, who sent "two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho?" (Joshua 2:1)
  • Rahab and her family lived in a house on the wall of Jericho. Why were they spared when the city walls fell and the city was destroyed in the time of Joshua? (Joshua 2:1-24)
  • Rahab's agreement with the spies was that they save the lives of her father, her mother, her brothers, and her sisters. How and where did Rahab hide the two spies? (Joshua 2:1-24)
  • How did the two spies escape from Rahab's house in Jericho? (Joshua 2:15)
  • Most scholars identify Rachab, mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus, and Rahab as the same person. Please tell the story of Rahab. (Joshua 2:1-24; 6:22-25; Matthew 1:5)
  • Was Rahab Jewish?
  • Why do you suppose Rahab decided to cooperate with the Hebrew spies?