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Rahab (2)

("insolence".) A poetical name for Egypt (Isaiah 51:9). In Isaiah 30:7 De Dieu translated "I called her Arrogance (Rahab) that sitteth still." She who boasted of the help she would give, when put to the test, sat still (Isaiah 36:6). Psalm 87:4-5; Psalm 89:10, "Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain." Egypt is put foremost, as first of the great world powers that opposed God. She was reduced to corpse-like helplessness By God's stroke at the Red Sea, and at the slaying of the firstborn previously. (compare Psalm 74:13-14). Rahab occurs in the Hebrew, Job 9:13; Job 26:12.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'rahab (2)' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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