1. Joshua 2:11 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does Rahab's remark about God reveal?

Joshua 2:11 (ESV)

11 And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the LORD your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.

This is a merism affirming God’s sovereign power and right to exercise it throughout the whole universe.1 With these words (also found in Deuteronomy 4:39) Rahab shows she understood the Lord to be in control over the whole land of Canaan (where traditionally pagans thought there were many gods).2