Rahab had trust: Rahab had hope. Rahab hung her red, red rope. Rahab is a notable Biblical example of The Virtue of Faith. The word faith, when studied in its original forms could also be translated as trust or hope. There are only four women listed among Jesus' genealogy. In Matthew 1:5, Rahab, the mother of Boaz, is one of those mentioned. Rahab is sited in Hebrews 11:31 among the Old Testament pillars of faith. She is also referenced in James 2:25 as an example of faith and works in balance.