* my father.
It is observable that in this enumeration of her kindred,
there is no mention made of a husband. It is most likely that
she was a single woman or widow, who obtained an honest
livelihood by keeping a house for the entertainment of
strangers; and not a woman of ill fame, as some have supposed.
The spies sent on this occasion were certainly some of the
most confidential persons that Joshua had in his host, and
their errand was of the greatest importance; is it then not
most likely that they lodged at an inn?