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PC (Pastor Chris)
2:1 Joshua son of Nun sent two spies out from Shittim secretly and instructed them: “Find out what you can about the land, especially Jericho.” They stopped at the house of a prostitute named Rahab and spent the night there. 2:2 The king of Jericho received this report: “Note well! Israelite men have come here tonight to spy on the land.” 2:3 So the king of Jericho sent this order to Rahab: “Turn over the men who came to you – the ones who came to your house – for they have come to spy on the whole land!” 2:4 But the woman hid the two men and replied, “Yes, these men were clients of mine, but I didn’t know where they came from. 2:5 When it was time to shut the city gate for the night, the men left. I don’t know where they were heading. Chase after them quickly, for you have time to catch them!” 2:6 (Now she had taken them up to the roof and had hidden them in the stalks of flax she had spread out on the roof.) 2:7 Meanwhile the king’s men tried to find them on the road to the Jordan River near the fords. The city gate was shut as soon as they set out in pursuit of them.
Ok so a couple difficult issues here.
1.) Why did they need to send spies in the first place? Haven't they already gotten in trouble for doing this?
2.) They stayed the night with a prostitute? Nobody thought that was a bad idea?
3.) Rahab very obviously lied here... but was never corrected for it. So... Lying is ok? Under certain circumstances?
2:15 Then Rahab let them down by a rope through the window. (Her house was built as part of the city wall; she lived in the wall.)
So if her house was on the wall - and the walls came a tumblin down... how did that work?
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