Rahab, Via Latina Catacombs, Biblical studies, religious scholarship
Rahab, Tamar, Susanna, Mary, and Eve are all biblical women traditionally associated with sexually scandalous narratives in biblical text. Their stories are easily read initially as types of revealed shame that do not often carry that same burden for men in the story. Rahab’s narrative is found in Joshua 2 and 6, and its legacy continues in the genealogical references found in Ruth 4 and Matthew 1 as well as in the typology of her conversion in Hebrews 11 and James 2. Rahab’s story is ultimately part of a larger story about the sovereignty of Israel’s God and the accounting of his interventions and deliverance in bringing Israel into the promised land of Canaan.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Taylor, Catherine C.
"The Matrilineal Cord of Rahab in the Via Latina Catacomb,"
Studies in the Bible and Antiquity: Vol. 8, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sba/vol8/iss1/10