• In these verses, the spies promise that Rahab and anyone in her household on the day the Israelites attack Jericho will be spared. Here we see the beauty of the LORD’s grace. Joshua 2 could easily have been left out by the writer in recording the account of Israel’s entry into the land. Chapter 3 seems to follow more logically […]

  • The content of Rahab’s confession justifies its central place in the story. She reviews the might of the LORD (v10). This was the basis of faith – she had heard about the mighty acts of God. This is the normal way of coming to faith. Biblical faith is based on at least some knowledge and evidence. Even couples who ‘fall’ […]

  • Joshua 2 is constructed in such a way that our attention is supposed to be drawn to Rahab’s confession of faith in tomorrow’s passage (v8-14). The writer repeats certain key points in this opening section for emphasis: the spies had come to search out the land (v2,3); Rahab hid the men (v4,6); Rahab claimed not to know anything about them […]