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Rahab

Rahab (rāˈhăb) [key], in the Bible. 1 Prostitute of Jericho whose protection of Joshua's two spies saved her and her family from destruction. She may be the same woman mentioned in the Gospel genealogy as Rachab. 2 Dragonlike monster that figures in the mythic primordial battle between God and the sea monster.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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