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Joshua 2:1

Overview - Joshua 2
Rahab receives and conceals the two spies sent from Shittim.
The covenant between her and them.
23 Their return and relation.
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Joshua 2:1  (King James Version)
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.
 


sent
or, had sent. Shittim.
Numbers 25:1 ; 33:49

to spy secretly
Numbers 13:2 Numbers 13:17-21 ; Judges 18:2 Judges 18:14 Judges 18:17 ; Matthew 10:16 ; Ephesians 5:5

even Jericho
5:10 6:1-24

harlot's house
Though the word {zonah} generally denotes a prostitute, yet many very learned men are of opinion that it should be here rendered an innkeeper or hostess, from {zoon,} to furnish or provide food. In this sense it was understood by the Targumist, who renders it, {ittetha pundekeetha,} "a woman, a tavern-keeper," and so St. Chrysostome, in his second sermon on Repentance, calls her [pandokeutria.] The Greek [porn,] by which the LXX. render it, and which is adopted by the Apostles, is derived from [perna,] to sell, and is also supposed to denote a tavern keeper. Among the ancients, women generally kept houses of entertainment. Herodotus says, "Among the Egyptians, the women carry on all commercial
concerns, and keep taverns, while the men continue at home and weave" The same custom prevailed among the Greeks.
Joshua 6:17 Joshua 6:25 Matthew 1:5

Rachab
21:31 Hebrews 11:31 ; James 2:25

lodged
Hebrew lay.
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