Bad Girls Of The Bible Part IV: Rahab

Reverend Joan ShielsAlong with the names of forty-four men in the Biblical genealogy of Jesus are four extraordinary women: Ruth, Bathsheba, Tamar and Rahab. This week concludes Joan’s four-part series on these surprisingly lurid females.  Rahab’s story shows us the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob not only condones —but blesses— thieves, liars and traitors. It’s what you call “situational ethics!”

Joan Shiels has a BA in Religion and a MA in Theology with an emphasis in Bible as Literature. She was drawn to the Bible, in large part, by these stories of wild and wily women.