[b-hebrew] Rahab's Guests

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Mon Jul 14 15:37:02 EDT 2003

At 06:08 AM 7/12/2003 -0500, Karl Randolph wrote:
>Incidently, there is another Jewish tradition repeated in Matthew 1:5 that
Rahab did convert, married $LM), was the mother of Boaz who married Ruth,
making her an ancestress of King David.

Thanks, Karl, though I wonder whether Matthew 1:5 really reflects a
contemporary (late 1st c. C.E.?) Jewish tradition, or if the evangelist
"grafted" Rahab onto Jesus' genealogy to get a message across.


Dr. Yigal Levin
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga TN 37403-2598

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