Rahab's descendants

Ruthy & Baruch alster at comandcom.com
Tue Feb 8 13:56:49 EST 2000


Peter wrote:

> For according to the tradition preserved in the New Testament in 
> Matthew 1:5, Rahab was the wife of Salmon and mother of Boaz who 
> married Ruth (compare Ruth 4:21, 1 Chronicles 2:11). In this case the 
> line of Rahab's descendants, which may be referred to in Joshua 6:25, 
> is none other than the royal line of the house of David. But is there 
> any trace of this tradition in Jewish sources or in anything prior to 
> the New Testament?

The only Jewish tradition I know of is Bavli Megillah 14b (quoted in Kimchi
on Josh 6:25), which says Rahab married Joshua.

Kol Tuv,
Baruch Alster
Kochav Ya`akov, Israel




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