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RAHAB

(raw' hawb) Name meaning, “arrogant, raging, turbulent, afflicter.” 1. Primeval sea monster representing the forces of chaos God overcame in creation (Job 9:13; Job 26:12; Psalms 89:10; Isaiah 51:9; compare Psalms 74:12-17). 2. Symbolic name for Egypt (Psalms 87:4). Isaiah 30:7 includes a compound name Rahab-hem-shebeth. Translations vary: “Rahab who sits still” (NRSV); “Rahab who has been exterminated” (NAS); “Rahab the Do-Nothing” (NIV); “Rahab the Subdued” (REB). 3. The plural appears in Psalms 40:4 for the proud, arrogant enemies.


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'RAHAB'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T5210>. 1991.

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