Elsewhere, I'm having a discussion with someone who insists Rahab of Jericho married Salmon, David's great-grandfather. Given the time frames involved, I believe Salmon's Rahab was a DIFFERENT woman with that name. I am bringing this question to the many wise ole heads here for YOUR opinions. Here is why I believe it was a different Rahab/Rachab: First, Rahab of Jericho joined Israel a good while before Joshua's death. And...Let's remember that Israel didn't fall back into sin on the day a given judge was buried. The time frames between judges will add a few more years to the total. There was some time after Joshua's death before all that generation of Godly men had died. then, Israel fell into sin. therefore, God delivered them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim, king of Mesopotamia for 8 years. They were delivered by Othneil, Caleb's son-in-law, who judged them for 40 years. Then, Israel sinned, & was conquered by Moab, under King Eglon, for 18 years. They were delivered by Ehud; the land then had peace for fourscore(80) years. During this 80 years, Shamgar beat the Philistines for Israel, and, we assume, judged Israel awhile. Then Israel fell into sin & was ruled by the Canaanite Jabin and his field marshal Sisera. But God sent Deborah & Barak to conquer Jabin & to judge Israel for 40 years. Then, Israel again sinned, & was ruled by the Midianites for 7 years. God caused Gideon to defeat Midian & he then judged for 40 years. Then came his illegitimate son Abimelech, who ruled for 3 years. Then came Tola for 23 years. Then came Jair for 22 years. Then came jephthah for 6 years. Then came Izban for 7 years. Then came Elon for 10 years. Then came Abdon for 8 years. Then, God allowed the Philistines to rule Israel for 40 years. Then, Samuel judged for 20 years; then came Saul as king. David was most likely born around the 10th year of Saul's reign. So, let's do the math, according to the figures from Scripture, without adding in the times between the judges' deaths, Israel's return to sin, and the time it took for their latest conqueror to complete his work, nor the time between Joshua's death & their fall to Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia- 8 years Othneil- 40 Eglon- 18 Ehud- 80 Deborah- 40 Midianites- 7 Gideon- 40 Abimelech- 3 Tola- 23 Jair- 22 Jephthah- 6 Izban- 7 Elon- 10 Abdon- 8 Philistines- 40 Samuel- 20 This adds up to at least 372 years between Joshua and Saul, without counting the other time I mentioned above, plus the time between the Rahab/Jericho incident and Joshua's death. I took all the above figures from the KJV. Please feel freeta go behind me & lookem up for yourselves, and make sure my math is correct. Given as by the time of Joshua, mens' lifespans were closer tto those of today, there was, IMHO, simply too much time elapsed between the fall of Jericho and the birth of Obed for Rahab of Jericho to have been David's great-grandma. YOUR thoughts?