#herstory: Rahab and Faith

Many readers are startled to see the name Rahab in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus. Known in the New Testament and church history as “Rahab the Harlot,” we first meet Rahab in the book of Joshua, where she betrays her people and rescues Israel’s spies, because she could see what God was up to. That act of heroic faith is a challenge to us and is part of Jesus’ birth story.