This Scarlet Cord
Within one of the Old Testament's most famous battles lies one of its most tender love stories. Hidden within the battle of Jericho is the story of Rahab, a beautiful and brave young Canaanite woman who aided the Israelites by hanging a piece of scarlet cord from a window. T... Read More
Within one of the Old Testament's most famous battles lies one of its most tender love stories.
Hidden within the battle of Jericho is the story of Rahab, a beautiful and brave young Canaanite woman who aided the Israelites by hanging a piece of scarlet cord from a window. This act of faith changed her life by placing her in the genealogy of Christ.
Rahab is the beautiful youngest daughter of a Canaanite farmer, taken to Jericho for the pagan New Year celebration so that her father can find her a wealthy spouse. Sala is the only son of an Israelite merchant, in Jericho as a spy for Joshua's army. Their love would have been destined for heartache, were it not ordained by God.
When Rahab finds favor with the king, and is to become his ritual bride, she abandons the pagan gods who have abandoned her and pleads with the One True God of the Israelites for deliverance. With her prayer answered, she vows to deliver Jericho to Joshua, risking her life to do so.
Motivated by love and empowered by a new faith, Rahab saves her family, and secures her future as one of the most important women in the Bible.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Jun 13, 2012
- UPC: 9781595548771
- Height: 0.9
- Width: 5.5
- Length: 8.3
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 307
- Publish Date: Jul 10, 2012
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 1595548777
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- Creative Twist to the Story of Rahab by Daveana on 7/9/12
This Scarlet Cord is a FICTIONAL novel about Rahab. I stress the word fictional, because there are hardly any details about Rahab and her past. This story is about Rahab as a child and how she got her name as a harlot. It also inter-loops a romance between Rahab, a Canaanite, and Sala, a Israelite.
I really enjoyed reading this novel. It was intriguing to me the way that Ms. Wolf spun the tale of Rahab. Personally, it isn't the way I would have wrote the story of Rahab, but nonetheless, it was creative. This book kept me reading, eager for the next part of the story. If anything, this book reminded me that a lot of times we are given only just part of someone's story from the Bible. Another good reminder of not judging before you get to know someone. You never know what has happened in their past.
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