[b-hebrew] Joshua 2:1 and 17, Questions

Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Thu May 31 17:43:15 EDT 2007

K Randolph wrote:
> It's good to see someone reading just for pleasure.
> As for Rahab's profession, how much do we know about the practices of
> prostitution of that period? Could it have been a combination of
> brothel and inn? In other words, a high class inn in which were found
> all the comforts of home, even a sleeping partner? Proverbs 7:18 seems
> to give a similar picture.

Proverbs 7:18 is not talking about an inn. The 
woman has her house to
herself because her husband is out of town:

Prov. 7:19 My husband is not at home; he has gone 
on a long journey.
Prov. 7:20 He took his purse filled with money and 
will not be home till
full moon.”

Harold Holmyard

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