Matthew 1: 5 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse, 6 Jesse the father of David the king. Also: Hebrews 11:31 By faith [believing] the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. Some sources say what she indeed was, was more of an innkeeper. It's fascinating to see "Biblical" type historians and archaeologists opine on indeed, how Rahab was. Rahab the Harlot? - Biblical Archaeology Society Apparently, a Spanish-made movie, "La Tierra Prometida" on the book of Joshua, portrays her as a strong, caring woman. It looks like a lengthy TV series.