Rahab was a woman of bold faith.
Her Scent is a spicy, warm aroma including essences of Amber, Cinnamon Leaf, Nutmeg, and Sandalwood.
When the Hebrews were encamped at Shittim, in the Jordan valley opposite Jericho, ready to cross the river, Joshua, as a final preparation, sent out two spies to “spy the land.”
After five days they returned, having swum across the river, which at this season, the month Abib, overflowed its banks from the melting of the snow on Lebanon. The spies reported how it had fared with them (Jos 2:1-7). They had been exposed to danger in Jericho, and had been saved by the fidelity of Rahab the harlot, to whose house they had gone for protection. It was the time of the barley harvest, and Rahab hid the spies among the drying flax and barley on her roof.
When the city of Jericho fell (Jos 6:17-25), Rahab was instructed to hang a scarlet cord from her window on the wall and to keep everyone inside. By her faith and obedience she and her whole family were preserved according to the promise of the spies.
What an example of God’s protection over us when we trust and obey. She afterward became the wife of Salmon, a prince of the tribe of Judah (Ruth 4:21; 1Ch 2:11; Mat 1:5).