Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528

11/11/2021 ~ Overview of Women’s Bible Study ~ What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus ~ Lesson 3 – Rahab

Rahab is an outsider in every sense. To the Israelites, she is a foreigner. She is a prostitute. She lives on the outskirts of the city where she and her family are most vulnerable to attack by enemy armies. And yet she seems to be the head of her household in a man’s world. As a woman without male protection by members of her family, she is extremely vulnerable. However, her very situation on the geographical and social margins allows her the freedom to be able to gather intelligence and pass on what she hears for payment. Rahab enters into negotiation with the Israelite spies ensuring that the salvation story will continue as well as protecting her own family.