Saturday, May 14, 2016

Omer 2016 Day 22: Rahab

Day 22: Chesed in Netzach, Mercy in Victory

Mahalia Jackson sings "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho"

Before the walls could come tumbling down in Jericho, Joshua and the Israelites had some help from a Jericho resident named Rahab. Two Israelite spies on an information-gathering mission before the battle were nearly caught by the king of Jericho's men, but Rahab the harlot hid them in her home and helped them escape the city to report their findings to Joshua (Joshua 2). Her mercy won her the respect and protection of the Israelite army when they eventually sacked the city, leaving her home and family untouched.